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Prep Turner to visit KU

AAU teammate might come, too

August 9, 2010

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Josiah Turner, the No. 12-ranked player in the college basketball recruiting Class of 2011, will attend the Oct. 15 Late Night in the Phog as part of his official recruiting visit to Kansas University.

Turner’s mom told Rivals.com on Sunday that her son’s Oakland Soldiers AAU teammate and good friend, No. 13-ranked Jabari Brown, also could visit the same weekend.

Turner, a 6-foot-3 senior point guard out of Sacramento (Calif.) High, has a list of KU, Arizona, Connecticut, Louisville, Oklahoma, Oregon and UCLA. Turner — he averaged 27.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game last year — will visit Louisville the weekend of Sept. 4. He also attended KU’s Late Night last year.

Brown, a 6-5 senior shooting guard out of Oakland (Calif.) High, has a list of KU, Washington, Georgia Tech, Arizona, California, UConn, Georgetown and others. Brown averaged over 23 points a game his junior season.

Nick Johnson, a third member of the Oakland Soldiers, has told Rivals.com he’ll visit KU in early September. Johnson, a 6-2 senior shooting guard out of Findlay Prep High in Henderson, Nev., lists KU, Arizona, St. John’s, Cal, Gonzaga, Louisville and others. The country’s No. 45-ranked player averaged 14.1 points and 4.6 rebounds per game last season.

Global Challenge update: Several KU prospects competed at the Nike Global Challenge last weekend in Oregon.

Wichita Heights junior forward Perry Ellis’ USA South team won the tourney. The 6-8 Ellis, who has been battling sore knees, scored 10 points with seven boards in a 123-115 title victory over USA Midwest. He had six points in a victory over Brazil and 10 points with nine rebounds in a win over Canada.

The three Oakland Soldiers players competed for the U.S. West team. Johnson scored 32 in a victory over Asia and 22 in a loss to France; Turner 15 versus France and 10 versus Asia; Brown 25 versus France and 19 against Asia.

Jakarr Sampson, a 6-7 senior forward from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio, who has a list of KU, Baylor, St. John’s, Ohio State and others, scored 10 points for U.S. Midwest in a victory over Asia and eight points in a win over France. He’s the country’s No. 37-rated player.

Austin may choose Baylor: The top big man in the recruiting Class of 2012 is expected to announce his college choice tonight at the Adidas Nations Experience in Chicago. Isaiah Austin, a 6-11, 200-pound junior center from Grace Prep High in Arlington, Texas, has a list of Baylor, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Arizona and UConn. Baylor is believed to be the leader for Austin, who competed last spring at the Jayhawk Invitational.

Rivals.com speaks with prospects: LeBryan Nash, a 6-7 senior forward from Dallas’ Lincoln High, says he will visit Baylor and Oklahoma. The country’s No. 4-rated player also is considering KU, St. John’s, Syracuse, Kentucky, Texas, UCLA and Oklahoma.

Shabazz Muhammad, a 6-5 junior shooting guard from Las Vegas’ Bishop Gorman High, has made an unofficial visit to Memphis. He will visit North Carolina for its Late Night. The No. 4 player in the Class of 2012 tells Rivals.com he is also considering KU, Kentucky, UCLA, Duke, UNLV, Louisville and Texas.

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Wheatgerm 3 years, 8 months ago

wow. allegations of cheating coaches and recruits with agents and impermissible benefits.

what is it about anonymity that makes us show our ugly side?

might take issue with smiley on KU's "dominating" the next two recruiting seasons. gonna be tough to make that claim against Calipari next year if Anthony Davis joins Gilchrist and Teague. that's like 3 of the top 6. but no point in quibbling. the gist of smiley's remark is well taken.

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Robert Burnham 3 years, 8 months ago

Has anyone noticed that a lot of these guys are 6"5" or shorter! And if they're listed at 6"5", they probably are closer to 6'3"...there goes the rebounding!

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Gregory Newman 3 years, 8 months ago

The only way that will happen if the fastest group of guards in the country are allowed to play fast and athletic. Butler ran the same offense and they were flying every where. You don't saddle and bit horses

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jayhawksmiley 3 years, 8 months ago

Hello! My name is short and stubby scott drew! I must have learned fom calapari because I somehow have all the nations top recruits wanting to play @ BAYLOR! WTF! Also, muhammed loved ku when he played in the AAU tournament earlier in the year! I tell u what hawks! We have got the next 2 recruiting seasons dominated! Let's just win some tourney games now! Rock Chalk Baby!

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years, 8 months ago

Will Turner be accompanied by his agent? Is he flying in, or is he driving out in his Mercedes?

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puddleglum 3 years, 8 months ago

scott Drew=no class....he would fit in perfectly at Mizzou

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Jim Williamson 3 years, 8 months ago

Tell me again how Scott Drew isn't cheating his arse off.

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KEITHMILES05 3 years, 8 months ago

Hey Bedore.......tell Shay that Muhammad is very high on KU and he has made it publicity known when he was in Lawrence back in May.

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