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KU target Nino Jackson in no rush to pick

July 22, 2010

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Nino Jackson, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound junior shooting guard from Ardmore (Okla.) High School who recently was offered a basketball scholarship by Kansas University coach Bill Self, says he likely will wait until after the 2010-11 season before selecting a school.

“I talked to my parents and stuff, and they want to wait,” Jackson said Wednesday night in a phone interview.

Of the KU offer, Jackson, a long-time KU fan, said: “I was really happy and surprised. KU is at the top of my list.”

He said he has received heavy interest lately from KU, Oklahoma, Baylor and Texas. The No. 38-ranked player in the Class of 2012 also has heard from Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon, Southern Methodist, Tennessee and Texas A&M.

H-O-R-S-E game publicized nationally: Sunflower Broadband Channel Six sports anchors Kevin Romary and Andrew Baker have received national publicity for their recent H-O-R-S-E contest with KU senior guard Brady Morningstar in KU’s practice facility.

“By far the best part of the video is Morningstar’s self-deprecating humor in reference to the missed free throw he took against Texas on national TV last season when the ball slipped out of his hands,” wrote Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo! Sports. “Morningstar emulates the shot during the game of H-O-R-S-E, and this time it goes in.”

“Good work by the 6News guys for producing a fun video. And good work from Morningstar for being such a good sport,” Eisenberg wrote.

The video also appeared on ESPN’s College Basketball Nation Blog and independent basketball blog Rush the Court.

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