Some of the country’s future college basketball stars will be sitting lower level, northwest corner of Allen Fieldhouse during tonight’s 26th-annual Late Night in the Phog.
Seniors to attend on official visits: No. 4-rated LeBryan Nash, 6-7, Dallas Lincoln High; No. 17 Ben McLemore, 6-5, Oak Hill Academy, Mouth of Wilson, Va.; No. 76 Angelo Chol, 6-8, San Diego Hoover High.
Juniors on unofficial visits: No. 27 Shaquille Cleare, 6-9, The Village School, Houston; No. 37 Marcus Paige, 6-0, Linn Mar Community School, Marion, Iowa; No. 38 Nino Jackson, 6-2, Ardmore (Okla.) High; No. 97 Zach Peters, 6-9, Prestonwood Christian Academy, Plano, Texas (orally committed to KU).
Sophomores: No. 1 Andrew Harrison, 6-5, Travis High, Fort Bend, Texas; No. 3 Julius Randle, 6-8, Prestonwood Christian Academy, Plano, Texas; No. 10 Aaron Harrison, 6-5, Travis High, Fort Bend, Texas (brother of Andrew); unranked Ishmael Wainright, 6-5, Raytown (Mo.) South High; unranked Travis Jorgenson, 5-10, Rock Bridge High, Columbia, Mo.
Looking at the seniors:
Nash, a 230-pounder, has a final list of KU, Baylor and Oklahoma State. The Dallas Mustangs standout is half-brother of former OSU point guard Byron Eaton.
“He has an amazing knack for creating his own shot, regularly handing the ball coast to coast, and being almost unstoppable as a slasher in the half-court as well,” Draftexpress.com writes of Nash.
McLemore’s AAU coach, Darius Cobb, told Rivals.com that KU, Missouri and Tennessee are the frontrunners for the player who averaged 28.3 points a game at St. Louis Eskridge High last season.
Chol has Washington, Alabama, Arizona and North Carolina on his list. He’s planning on signing in the spring. Chol was born in Sudan, lived in Egypt for a short time, then moved to San Diego at the age of 7, did not start playing basketball until the seventh grade at Wilson Middle School in San Diego. He was 6-2 at the time.