2022 Recruiting Thread



  • Read off zags blog yester I believe. -See where KU offered this kid on April 18th , talked about how his recruiting was heating up. with recent offers from KU & Marquette.

    Tichyque Musaka , a 6’11 - 190 out of Valley Christian California ( I would says he needs to hit the old weight room for one - - get some bulk. ) Originally from Congo - -came to United States when he was 13. Was planning on playing in AAU with the West Coast elite - but not now because of COVID .

    Self was down to see him play , he say KU said they are looking for a guy like him come in finish rim protector - - -rebound. -I tried looking for him off 247 but found nothing. At this point doesn’t list him as a top 100. - -project ?

    other offers: Oregon , USC , G Town , DePaul , TCU and others it says. - -Anybody else heard anything on this guy ? - -must be some interest at least if we made offer. probably move up later



  • Another offer for 2022. Ramel Lloyd. A 6’6 wing from Taft Cal ,yet going to transfer to Dream City Christian - -I believe in Arizona.

    When asked his thoughts on KU :Tradition - - -A Blue Blood & History of players that have went to pro’s. Said since he is a Soph , Coach can’t reach out direct but that Ku had been talking to him through the Coach’s and had offered through his Coach. - Arkansas has also recently offered.

    Ranked as the # 57 player at this point. - Other schools to offer: Arizona St , Depaul , Fresno State , Manhattan , U Mass , St Johns , TCU , UNLV , & USC.

    Looks like Coach is shifting some on his recruiting. - -Is he backing off more of the higher level player ? Could be with this NBA thing it could be he is looking more at that 3-4 year developmental player instead of a kid that is here maybe for ONE year. - Just have seen the recruits he has been in on lately. - -OR is it because he is just not getting the interest of the higher elite player because of possibly sanctions with the NCAA , and just not having success with that an is relegated to these type players. Sometimes these type of kids have a really high ceiling, I trust him. ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • FWIW: I live in the south bay and have heard nothing about Musaka. Now I don’t watch prep that closely, so there could be a great talent in my backyard… but Aaron Gordon was impossible to miss when he was rising through high school. Haley Jones last year-- also impossible to miss.

    By comparison, I first heard of Musaka here, on this board, despite the distinguishing features and close proximity.



  • Boy Coach & Staff been busy this week , mainly since Wednsday . - Offered 2 forwards:

    Sadraque Nganga , a 6’ 10 G/F from Arizona Campus # # PF & # 15 overall in the Class of 2022. Other offers are : Alabama , Arizona , Arizona State , Auburn , Maryland , Oklahoma , & TCU plus others. Another offer a 6’9 PF out of Winfield School California # 2 PF & # 10 overall also plays with Compton Magic AAU

    Other offers are : Arizona , California , Stanford , UCLA , UNLV , & Vanderbilt plus others. - - Boy this kid look like a specimen very solid upper body at 1st glance from what I can tell, looks pretty sweet - -would love to land him - either offer for the forwards would be sweet. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY





  • KU has offered Rylan Griffin a 6’5 SG from Richardson Texas # 53 player. Other offers so far : KU , K-State , TCU , Oklahoma State , and others



  • @jayballer73 said in 2022 Recruiting Thread:

    Another offer for 2022. Ramel Lloyd. A 6’6 wing from Taft Cal ,yet going to transfer to Dream City Christian - -I believe in Arizona.

    When asked his thoughts on KU :Tradition - - -A Blue Blood & History of players that have went to pro’s. Said since he is a Soph , Coach can’t reach out direct but that Ku had been talking to him through the Coach’s and had offered through his Coach. - Arkansas has also recently offered.

    Ranked as the # 57 player at this point. - Other schools to offer: Arizona St , Depaul , Fresno State , Manhattan , U Mass , St Johns , TCU , UNLV , & USC.

    Really like this kid’s game.



  • https://247sports.com/Player/Shaedon-Sharpe-46097657/

    KU not involved yet to my knowledge. Elite athlete, rough around the edges in terms of basketball.



  • KU offered Rylan Griffen a few days ago. He is very good at basketball and KU appears to be firmly in the race.



  • @BShark

    Yep that’s a good one to be in on.



  • Well today is the 1st day that KU & other Colleges could have direct contact with 2022 recruits and KU was really busy.

    I guess the big surprise to the recruit and to others was Ku has offered a Lawrence local a Scholi they were thrilled and & surprised.- - saying they really got to buckle up and stay after it now.

    JuJu Ramirez , that is out of Bishop Seabury a 6’9 kid that can play inside and the perimeter, on his 1st day has offers from Denver , Bryant , Rhode Island , Minnesota & Ku. makes me think if KU is offering they see something in the kid, usually pretty good at evaluating talent . - so I’m good. he is going to move and play for New Hampton Prep this Season.

    Reached out to many others , guys to keep an eye on : Jayden Bradley a 6’3 pg # 9 from IMG Academy

    Keyonte George a 6’5 pg # 12 from Lewisville Texas

    Mark Mitchell a 6’7 F # 19 from Bishop Meige

    Lee Dort a 6’10 C # 13 from Addison Texas

    Sky Clark a 6"4 pg # 23 from Dallas Texas

    A J Casey a 6’8 F # 24 from Chicago

    Rylan Griffin a 6’5 SG # 76 from Richardson Texas

    Grady Dick a 6’6 G # 334 from Sunrise Academy Kansas

    Nick Smith a 6’4 pg out of Sherwood Arkansas

    Rody Gayle a 6’4 SG out of Niagra Falla NY

    The staff is out aggressive. Check out the 247 line and most of these recruits list us in their top 5 schools at the present time to get busy - -time to keep an eye see how these things play out. - - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • I was surprised they offered Juju. But sounds like he’s a lock if they’ll take his commitment.





  • @FarmerJayhawk said in 2022 Recruiting Thread:

    I was surprised they offered Juju. But sounds like he’s a lock if they’ll take his commitment.

    Sounds like staff must think he has that potential, we must be interested for sure if we offered - -which we did I think it was Howard who told him they like what they saw, your right I think KU is a lock - of course things can change as you know - -2022 is a ways a way yet a lot can change between now and then > I’m sure with KU offering there will be MORE schools starting to check him out at least a little.



  • @Crimsonorblue22 said in 2022 Recruiting Thread:

    @FarmerJayhawk https://twitter.com/kevinromary/status/1273043634217259013?s=21

    you happen to see the picture he has hanging on the Wall behind him ? - -ya , if KU seriously wants him I find if hard to believe he goes elsewhere



  • Another in with Ju Ju if he is being strongly recruited which Townsend told him he wanted him to come in and help then win another National Championship, but KU ties with his family are really deep.

    Mom played Volleyball at KU from 1999-2000 and his dad played in one of the 1st class at Free State. Ju Ju said as we all know that the atmosphere at KU is crazy , when asked what he was looking for in a School was typical the fit and just like any other kid basically wanting to play as a Freshman- - umm not to sure if that would happen how the minutes would work but time would tell on that. Kind of hard unless you special to get a lot of quality minutes at KU as a freshman . Another big thing for him is how he fots with the Coaching staff , will play a big factor in his recruitment.

    One of the reasons he said he was going to go play New Hampton was because Brady Morning star played thee and was an advocate to getting him to New Hampton and that the difference between Lawrence basketball and the NEPSPS. Playing with older and stronger players were factors.

    he been spending a lot of time with Brady and Doug Compton Jr, saying has really helped a lot, just lifting weights and trying to become more physical and stronger



  • @jayballer73 said in 2022 Recruiting Thread:

    @FarmerJayhawk said in 2022 Recruiting Thread:

    I was surprised they offered Juju. But sounds like he’s a lock if they’ll take his commitment.

    Sounds like staff must think he has that potential, we must be interested for sure if we offered - -which we did I think it was Howard who told him they like what they saw, your right I think KU is a lock - of course things can change as you know - -2022 is a ways a way yet a lot can change between now and then > I’m sure with KU offering there will be MORE schools starting to check him out at least a little.

    If we want and can’t land a kid from Lawrence, just cancel the program.

    @jayballer73 said in 2022 Recruiting Thread:

    he been spending a lot of time with Brady and Doug Compton Jr, saying has really helped a lot, just lifting weights and trying to become more physical and stronger

    Sounds like a Jayhawk.



  • Well things heating up for Mark Mitchell pretty fast. - -Before this week only Ku & Arkansas had offered. - -just received offers from Wake Forest & UCLA.

    Our little playmates - - - Duke & N Carolina have made contact , Duke wanting to make sure to see him play this year, also contacted by Villanova , Virginia , Michigan , Texas just a few others of many - -course I knew he was going to be hit pretty hard.

    I’m one that thinks we need to keep when the talent is there we need to shut the borders down - make that extra effort to keep the local talent home - -not allow these morons off the East Coast to think that just because they have made contact then he is automatically their property and come in and just take what they want. - - I think we need to try and make sure to at least put up a really legit fight on this kid



  • @jayballer73 said in 2022 Recruiting Thread:

    Well things heating up for Mark Mitchell pretty fast. - -Before this week only Ku & Arkansas had offered. - -just received offers from Wake Forest & UCLA.

    Our little playmates - - - Duke & N Carolina have made contact , Duke wanting to make sure to see him play this year, also contacted by Villanova , Virginia , Michigan , Texas just a few others of many - -course I knew he was going to be hit pretty hard.

    I’m one that thinks we need to keep when the talent is there we need to shut the borders down - make that extra effort to keep the local talent home - -not allow these morons off the East Coast to think that just because they have made contact then he is automatically their property and come in and just take what they want. - - I think we need to try and make sure to at least put up a really legit fight on this kid

    Getting Mitchell is going to be really, really tough. There are rumors around he’ll head to one of the factory schools eventually.



  • @FarmerJayhawk said in 2022 Recruiting Thread:

    @jayballer73 said in 2022 Recruiting Thread:

    Well things heating up for Mark Mitchell pretty fast. - -Before this week only Ku & Arkansas had offered. - -just received offers from Wake Forest & UCLA.

    Our little playmates - - - Duke & N Carolina have made contact , Duke wanting to make sure to see him play this year, also contacted by Villanova , Virginia , Michigan , Texas just a few others of many - -course I knew he was going to be hit pretty hard.

    I’m one that thinks we need to keep when the talent is there we need to shut the borders down - make that extra effort to keep the local talent home - -not allow these morons off the East Coast to think that just because they have made contact then he is automatically their property and come in and just take what they want. - - I think we need to try and make sure to at least put up a really legit fight on this kid

    Getting Mitchell is going to be really, really tough. There are rumors around he’ll head to one of the factory schools eventually.

    YA quite possibly , Fricken Duke/Villanova - - the ONE thing that w do have in our favor FWIW: - -being so close to home , family here in the immediate area , has a lot of knowledge about the KU program , seen many , many , KU games , knows the rabid fan base , knows the staff pretty well got a solid relationship with the staff , knows the history of our team & that we were I think the 1st school to offer. - -Remember up until just recently KU& Arkansas were the only schools to offer. Things just now gaining interest, I know all that probably in the end won’t amount to a hill of beans - - - hell play anywhere other then for Bone nose/Rat face. - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @jayballer73 No doubt. Players like him and Dick, major in-state talents, we should make every effort to sign. We are starting to concentrate on and seal off the state (because we really had no choice), and need to start signing the bigtimers. And, by the way, the high school basketball talent in Wichita and KC is starting to really impress me.



  • https://twitter.com/TSimpsonRLHoops/status/1275924808505720833

    This kid will be a Jayhawk if offered I imagine.



  • Emoni Bates commits to Michigan State before deciding to cash giant checks instead



  • @Marco said in 2022 Recruiting Thread:

    @jayballer73 No doubt. Players like him and Dick, major in-state talents, we should make every effort to sign. We are starting to concentrate on and seal off the state (because we really had no choice), and need to start signing the bigtimers. And, by the way, the high school basketball talent in Wichita and KC is starting to really impress me.

    The problem for KU locking down the state is the two biggest sources players are Sunrise and MoKan are both Nike backed teams. KU will never land the elite players from either MoKan or Sunrise as long as each are Nike backed and KU is Adidas.



  • @FarmerJayhawk said in 2022 Recruiting Thread:

    Emoni Bates commits to Michigan State before deciding to cash giant checks instead

    What the hell , are you fricken serious ?



  • @jayballer73 said in 2022 Recruiting Thread:

    @FarmerJayhawk said in 2022 Recruiting Thread:

    Emoni Bates commits to Michigan State before deciding to cash giant checks instead

    What the hell , are you fricken serious ?

    Yeah, he’s going pro though. Would be a stone cold stunner to see him play in college.



  • Just read where KU has offered a 6’4 SG Derrian Ford ranked # 38 on 247 sports.

    Other Schools involved : Baylor , Texas Tech , Arkansas , Florida , TCU , Missouri , Vandy , & Auburn to name a few out of Magnolia Arkansas


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