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Michigan prep to visit for Late Night

August 19, 2003

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Another high-school basketball prospect has scheduled a recruiting visit to Kansas University.

Al Horford, a 6-foot-8, 211-pound senior from Grand Ledge, Mich., will visit KU for Late Night With Bill Self Oct. 17.

Horford, the son of former NBA center Tito Horford, tells Shay Wildeboor of rivals.com he also will visit Michigan and likely visit Florida. He also has Michigan State, Ohio State and Xavier on his list of schools.

Five other players have set up visits to KU.

Alexander Kaun, 6-11 from Melbourne, Fla., and A.J. Price, 6-foot of Amityville, N.Y., will visit KU on UNLV football weekend Sept. 5-6.

Russell Robinson, 6-1 from New York, and Chester Giles Jr., 6-10 from Seattle, will visit on the Missouri football weekend Sept. 26-27. Giles is the son of former KU player Chester Giles.

Shane Foster, 6-6 from Kenner, La., has committed to visit for Late Night With Bill Self.

KU, which has received a commitment from power forward Darnell Jackson of Oklahoma City, has two remaining scholarships to give.

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Collison's comments: Nick Collison, who was booed for his play in Saturday's USA Basketball exhibition victory over Puerto Rico, had this to say about his play in his diary for usabasketball.com:

"When I got on the floor in the game at the (Madison Square) Garden I was a little shaky. I was sitting on the bench, watching and watching and watching. Then I finally got to get in the game, getting thrown right in the mix ... that's something I have to adjust to because I've never had to do that, I've pretty much always started.

"It's not something that's impossible, it's just one of the adjustments I have to make. So I was a little shaky in the first half. But I got back in during the second half and made one good play -- I even got a 'double single' (two points, three boards)!

"It was an experience, I wish I had played better but I can't do anything about it now. I'll just have to learn from it and not make the same mistakes in the next game."

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Chenowith sings with L.A.: Former KU center Eric Chenowith signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers Aug. 8. The contract is contingent, however, on his making the team.

Chenowith, who is now 7-foot-2, 290 pounds, played in the United States Developmental League the last two years. He played well for the Lakers' summer-league team, thus has been invited to veteran's camp.

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