2019 Recruiting



  • https://n.rivals.com/prospect_rankings/rivals150/2019

    Here is the link to the updated Rivals rankings. Jacobs continues to fall. I wonder if the staff regrets taking that commitment so early?

    Also Chandler Lawson has been in a free fall for a while.



  • @Woodrow Honestly, i’m ok with it. I still like Lawson’s upside and Jacobs attitude.



  • Jacobs was always a long term player. I hope he still ends up at ku.

    Williamson should become a priority imo.



  • @FarmerJayhawk The same can be said for Harvey still fallin. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • Malik Hall is still a top 50 player, but not sure how high of a priority he is for the staff right now.



  • We need to land long-term guys now because 2021 will be a big changing of the guard. It won’t be near as easy to plug holes with OAD talent. We need to get our program guys in the program now. So I won’t be disappointed with landing guys ranked around 100 right now. It is the best long-term move IMO.



  • Woodrow said:

    Malik Hall is still a top 50 player, but not sure how high of a priority he is for the staff right now.

    thinking Oregon becoming a pretty stiff player for Hall. – ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • I think we end up with something like Jacobs, Hurt, JRE, Williamson, and another guard. Could be Harvey or hit a HR with Cole Anthony. Probably will add another too via transfer or a late bloomer.



  • jayballer73 said:

    Woodrow said:

    Malik Hall is still a top 50 player, but not sure how high of a priority he is for the staff right now.

    thinking Oregon becoming a pretty stiff player for Hall. – ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY YES THAT WHAT IT LOOK LIKE



  • Kofi Cockburn going to visit next month. Literally the perfect replacement for Doke.



  • FarmerJayhawk said:

    Kofi Cockburn going to visit next month. Literally the perfect replacement for Doke.

    Norm :eyes:

    And I agree he would be a solid addition. He is um, a large human being.



  • Well doing my troll thing. - Read off Kentucky board - -that rivals had came out with their early predictions where the top 15 ranked players would land for the up coming recruiting season - -the rivals people involved making predictions: - - - Eric Bossi - - - Corey Evans - - Dan McDonald & Krysten Peek.

    Showed us as contenders on some but the two I think we all have talked quite a bit about: - - Matthew Hurt# 5 - - -& Robinson Earle # 9

    Here is how they predicted: - - -Mathew Hurt : Bossi - - -Evans - - & McDonald - - -all say he is committing to KU - - Peek says N Carolina.

    Then as far as Robinson Earl: Bossi- - - Evans - -& Peek all say he is committing to KU - -McDonald says N Carolina.

    I’ll take that - Bossi and Evans usually pretty decent. - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • Just another quick little follow up from predictions that I saw. – - I also just saw where we picked up another CB about 20 minutes ago for Hurt from Dylan Prezkop. - -Now puts us up to 75% to the next at 17 % - -if the CB means anything - -anything at all then we sittin in a fairly decent spot for Hurt would love to get him. - --ROCK CHALKALL DAY LONG BABY



  • jayballer73 said:

    Just another quick little follow up from predictions that I saw. – - I also just saw where we picked up another CB about 20 minutes ago for Hurt from Dylan Prezkop. - -Now puts us up to 75% to the next at 17 % - -if the CB means anything - -anything at all then we sittin in a fairly decent spot for Hurt would love to get him. - --ROCK CHALKALL DAY LONG BABY

    Looks like things went pretty well with Hurt at the FIBA games.

    KU then UNC then whoever else imo and KU seems well ahead.



  • @BShark Actually is N Carolina fallin off? - -the reason I ask is the way it reads now on the CB is KU 75% - --Then Minnesota at 17 % - -then cloudy at 8% doesn’t even name North Carolina any more , like it does KU OR Minnesota- according to it Minnesota is the only other school list as predicts. - Makes me wonder if they fadin. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • jayballer73 said:

    @BShark Actually is N Carolina fallin off? - -the reason I ask is the way it reads now on the CB is KU 75% - --Then Minnesota at 17 % - -then cloudy at 8% doesn’t even name North Carolina any more , like it does KU OR Minnesota- according to it Minnesota is the only other school list as predicts. - Makes me wonder if they fadin. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

    Didn’t you just mention the cb being worthless? ;)

    UNC is ahead of Minnesota imo.



  • BShark said:

    jayballer73 said:

    @BShark Actually is N Carolina fallin off? - -the reason I ask is the way it reads now on the CB is KU 75% - --Then Minnesota at 17 % - -then cloudy at 8% doesn’t even name North Carolina any more , like it does KU OR Minnesota- according to it Minnesota is the only other school list as predicts. - Makes me wonder if they fadin. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

    Didn’t you just mention the cb being worthless? ;)

    UNC is ahead of Minnesota imo.

    Well ya but who listens to what I have to say lol. - - - -bottom line I reckon is time will tell but looks like were sitting ok at the present. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • Hurt & Williamson would be really good additions. I hope we get them both



  • So let me ask , for real how serious of a contender are we for the services of Josh Green ? - - Read from 247 that he is # 11 in the Nation - – looked at the CB for him shows us tied for the lead with I think UCLA right now. - -Seems like a pretty good player moving constantly up -we got a shot? - - -Harvey on the other hand just continues to slide down to # 49 now. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • jayballer73 said:

    So let me ask , for real how serious of a contender are we for the services of Josh Green ? - - Read from 247 that he is # 11 in the Nation - – looked at the CB for him shows us tied for the lead with I think UCLA right now. - -Seems like a pretty good player moving constantly up -we got a shot? - - -Harvey on the other hand just continues to slide down to # 49 now. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

    Been seeing Arizona mentioned with him, believe hes visited.

    I dont think the cb is accurate here



  • @BeddieKU23 ya I understand. - -not really sure how much faith we can put into that CB- it’s more like about possibly 60/40 % most of the time.- - -Yet do you think we have ANY shot? - - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • Really long way to go for Greeen. I’d say Arizona is leading now. I think KU is more interested in Sam Williamson at this point. Can’t see us adding more than one wing.



  • FarmerJayhawk said:

    Really long way to go for Greeen. I’d say Arizona is leading now. I think KU is more interested in Sam Williamson at this point. Can’t see us adding more than one wing.

    Ya I had heard a lot more about Williamson - -really hadn’t heard much on Green and then just happen to be checking out 247 player rankers and saw his CB so made me curious. - Would be nice to get Williamson even though Green rated quite a bit higher. Having said that sometimes you get that hidden jewell - all we have to do is go back the last 4-5 years - -the names of Mason/Graham come to mind lol.-- ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @jayballer73 for sure. I do think Sam could end up top 25-30 by the end of it. Between him, K.J., and Garrett we’ll be fine at the wing. I would like to add one more guard though, whether it’s Harvey or ideally Cole Anthony.



  • FarmerJayhawk said:

    @jayballer73 for sure. I do think Sam could end up top 25-30 by the end of it. Between him, K.J., and Garrett we’ll be fine at the wing. I would like to add one more guard though, whether it’s Harvey or ideally Cole Anthony.

    K j going to be a really big swing 6’8 I know he also played SOME 3 didn’t/doesn’t he? - rebounds very well especially from a 2 spot 8 something a game? - I think Anthony is a stretch would love it but just don’t see it happening although anything is possible I reckon and as far as Harvey like I posted earlier he just continues to drop and with his little run in - not really sure how hard we are still on him ya know? - he is a decent player just not sure that Coach wants any more iffy types at this present time but he knows better then we do. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @jayballer73

    I haven’t seen anything about Green close to a decision which could help things. I believe KU is still in his recruitment but who knows.

    Williamson has shown a lot of interest in KU and vice versa. There is a lot of connections to him (parents) which I think makes it logical to expect he’ll be a Jayhawk when its all said and done if he continues to improve the way he has.

    Williamson & Green are two different prospects though. Green is a potential OAD, starter as a freshman. Williamson is more of a 3-4 year type player that likely is a rotation piece as a freshman. Which do we need more?

    I think KJ leaves after the year (age factor) and follows his brother. That leaves Garrett and maybe Cunliffe? Sam could use the graduate transfer route as well after this season to find more playing time. Agbaji is a candidate for a RS, unknown how ready he will be for a bigger role after this season.

    There’s a scenario where KU needs a bunch of perimeter pieces. Say Grimes, Dotson, KJ all leave early and of course Vick is a Sr. 4 max perimeter players leaving, more realistically 2. I see Dotson playing at least two seasons here.

    2019 would look like this:

    PG- Dotson. Moore, Jacobs (Current Commit)

    SG- ?, Possible Dotson or Moore slides into that 2 PG type lineup. Definite need for at least one elite shooting guard.

    SF- Garrett, KJ, Sam, Agbaji

    Maybe one of the wings transitions to the SG position. Most likely Marcus in that scenario because of his ball handling. If his shooting improves that would improve his chances a ton.

    I think Self should be selling elite guard/wing prospects some legitimate minutes in the backcourt as KU is likely going to need them.



  • @BeddieKU23 Cole Anthony would be ideal.



  • BShark said:

    @BeddieKU23 Cole Anthony would be ideal.

    He would be ideal. I don’t see him being a hawk but he certainly would be my #1 choice



  • https://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/news/uaa-wednesday-zach-harvey-sees-three-programs-stand-out

    Quick write up here on Zach Harvey. Seems the ship has sailed as far as KU recruiting him.



  • @BeddieKU23

    K.J. indicated recently that he does not understand why some people call him a “big” and that he considers himself a guard. Also, Coach Self said…

    "K.J., he’s just a big guard," Self said. "I look at him as a guard that would be a guy like we played [Josh Jackson]. He’s an intangible guard. He really understands the game.



  • @Woodrow I think we must feel good about landing other guards.



  • @Woodrow

    I read the story as the 3 schools that have made him a priority and are recruiting him the hardest but not necessarily where he will end up. If you believe you have elite talent and the choice is between Creighton and KU then you will pick KU; if you are not sure like Mitchell Ballock then you pick Creighton.



  • Woodrow said:

    https://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/news/uaa-wednesday-zach-harvey-sees-three-programs-stand-out

    Quick write up here on Zach Harvey. Seems the ship has sailed as far as KU recruiting him.

    haven’t bothered getting into the story BUT this is kind of what I got the impression of. - -Just the combination of his continued fall in the rankings and then the issue that he has going on at the moment -to bad - hope things work out for him - but really don’t blame KU if turns out to be the vase - -I just don’t think that Coach Self and or Ku in general wants anymore unwanted attention or distractions of any kind right now.

    With Zach’s situation I mean I just think things kind of got out of hand maybe might seem harmless typical teenager in some regards but yet - just not a good thing. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • Read the story just now. - Brings me to this question , now Zach is a local top 50 player at this particular point and time right? - I think the most recent 247 had him at # 46 , the article sounded as if he player pretty decent against Antoine & Lewis - - he probably a pretty solid 3-4 year player wouldn’t you think? So here is my question:

    In this article , they name off multiple schools interested and listing Ohio St - - Oklahoma - -& Creighton as the 3 at this point probably to beat - -plus listing several other schools but yet KU wasn’t mentioned anywhere period in this article just seems kind of weird, Everything else I’ve seen and read was that KU was a player for him. Actually 247 & the infamous CB actually only shows KU with the only predicts showing 100 % - however as we know you can’t take that as a rock solid thing - that’s just what some of these so called recruiting guru’s have predicted - so who knows really. I know he goes or has gone to several KU games - -attended multiple KU late nights , that’s why I find it strange that in this article we are not listed mentioned anywhere. – I would think with a local that has D-1 talent that you would want to show interest if nothing else for future reference other local players. I think you need to keep the Local players that’s in your back yard do what you can do to keep them home. Might sound weird but if we pass on these kids, word gets out or perception that OH KU heck they don’t care about local recruit Nation wide every where anywhere other then their own back yard ya know? Just think it’s a good idea to stay on these local kids like Earl - ( which I know we are for sure on him ) - but like Harvey also a solid 4 year player - - maintain good relationship with local High School coach’s - -parent’s - - kids. - -I think we are recruiting him it’s just how much are we really recruiting him? - the way this article makes it sound , sounds like were not at all. - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • I did hear one of the other kids involved in the incident is going to a juco, he was a D1 recruit.



  • @jayballer73

    If he’s not mentioning us that sounds like KU isn’t making him a priority.



  • @Crimsonorblue22

    He was a low major recruit - UMKC, Central Arkansas, and Nebraska Omaha were a few of the programs interested in him. For a fringe type of recruit like that, having a bad story like that come out with those types of allegations makes it difficult to keep that interest when there are dozens of players that can duplicate your production without a potential criminal investigation.

    I don’t want to play the what if game here because everything is still pending as far as I know. I just hope it encourages people to exercise good judgment.



  • BeddieKU23 said:

    @jayballer73

    If he’s not mentioning us that sounds like KU isn’t making him a priority.

    I’m not surprised.

    I still hope that Duke can’t get Anthony, Hampton and James. The key for KU will be reading the situation and prioritizing who they can of those three.



  • BShark said:

    BeddieKU23 said:

    @jayballer73

    If he’s not mentioning us that sounds like KU isn’t making him a priority.

    I’m not surprised.

    I still hope that Duke can’t get Anthony, Hampton and James. The key for KU will be reading the situation and prioritizing who they can of those three.

    They won’t. At least not in 2019.



  • @FarmerJayhawk Getting just one of them would be pretty big and good enough for KU to have a really salty team imo.



  • I think KU has the best shot with Anthony, personally. Hampton probably depends on what happens to the one and done rule. If it goes away for the 2020 draft, I’m guessing he’ll just stay in HS and make the jump. I’d be really surprised if James left the Carolinas.



  • Samuell Williamson Got an offer from Oklahoma state tonight





  • https://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/news/eric-bossi-s-peach-jam-blog-thursday

    tl;dr Self/KU seen as slowplaying Williamson but Self called him personally and Self/Snacks were at a game recently. Hopefully KU picks up the pressure here, should be a slam dunk if they do.



  • @BShark count on it. Everything slowed down on the recruiting front for Self in June (U18, AD search) but they’re really going to get after it this live period. Especially since they won’t get another, similar shot at the 2020 guys.



  • @FarmerJayhawk

    Big changes in the horizon. I read the NCAA will make it so coaches cannot attend event likes the EYBL Peach Jam. Also, the NBA requirement for OADs might be done away as early as the 2020 which means coaches will not have to spend lots of time courting the OADs and will have more time to scout 3-4 year players. Yes, we will miss watching a few phenoms but, given the experience teams will have, I believe the overall quality of play might actually be higher.



  • @JayHawkFanToo

    NBA rule change could occur in 2020, but because its a part of the collective bargaining, may not occur until 2023 or 2024 when the current CBA expires.

    Even if the change is announced in 2020, it may not be effective immediately. There may be a year or two lead time before it becomes effective.

    I do expect that the OAD rule will go away, with the NBA creating more evaluation opportunities for players to get feedback. Right now, getting feedback is the biggest issue. Players can’t contact teams directly except during a short window to determine what their prospects and status are.



  • @justanotherfan

    It is coming before the end of the agreement. as early as 2021 or even 2020.



  • The Union and owners will have a deal long before 2023. Silver wants it gone and the union wants more members. Look for a new G League salary structure to make it a worthwhile endeavor.

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see the draft go to 3 rounds eventually to fill the G League with more young guys. The union won’t be super happy with it but I think that’s the only way to build a legit minor league.



  • @JayHawkFanToo

    The only reason I think there may be more delay is that the NBA has not finished putting the infrastructure into place. Three NBA franchises (Denver, Portland, New Orleans) still do not have direct G League affiliates. Washington’s new team is joining this season. New Orleans was supposed to join as well, but cancelled plans for a team in Pensacola for the upcoming season. Portland is talking about setting their G-League squad up in Beaverton (location of Nike HQ). No location for a Nuggets affiliate has been announced.

    The Nuggets have had a team in the past (located in the Denver suburbs), and there have been rumors since 2016 about them getting a new team, possibly located in Omaha or the Denver/Boulder area.

    If we assume that the Blazers affiliate joins for the 2019-20 season, the Nuggets and Pelicans would probably be for the 2020-21 season, making 2021 the earliest potential non OAD class since 2005 (assuming both Denver and New Orleans actually move forward with their rumored affiliates).

    @FarmerJayhawk

    The Union would probably want a new salary structure and more two way contracts to give G-Leaguers more chances to earn money. Right now there are 2 two-way contracts per team. I would guess that goes up to four or five in a new deal.

    Like I said above, the infrastructure isn’t all in place yet to make way for a new deal. The Player’s Union would likely be giving up a little bit in terms of revenue to help fund the G-League, and the owners would probably want some of the G-League salary to count against the cap. The only way the players make that deal is if it ends up being better for them overall by protecting the lower earners with two way contracts and incentives.

    Still lots to work out on those fronts, but it is coming.


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