Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self had a successful in-home recruiting visit Monday night with Trevor Lacey, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound senior guard from Butler High in Huntsville, Ala.
Describing the time spent with Self as “awesome,” Lacey’s father, William Pride, told Rivals.com that his son will make an official visit to KU on April 29-30 or the following weekend.
Lacey — he averaged 31.4 points a game last season — has a final list of KU, Alabama, Auburn, UConn and Kentucky.
Until recently, Alabama had been considered the heavy favorite to land the No. 34-rated Lacey, who reportedly is intrigued by the possibility of significant playing time as a freshman at a national power such as KU.
The spring signing period concludes May 18.
DeAndre Daniels, a 6-foot-8, 190-pound senior forward from IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla., visited Duke last weekend.
“From everything I’ve heard, he had a really good visit,” IMG Academies director of basketball Andy Borman told SNY.tv Monday, as reported on Zagsblog.com. “I know it’s kind of the standard Big Three, which would be Duke, Texas, Kansas,” Borman added of Daniels’ favorites.
The No. 9-rated Daniels has made trips to his three favorites, as well as Kentucky and Oregon.
Coaches from North Carolina State and UCLA are expected to attend one of Daniels’ practices this week, Borman added.
Traylor treks to OSU
Jamari Traylor, a 6-7 senior forward from IMG Academies, visited Oklahoma State last weekend. IMG’s Borman told SNY.tv that Traylor is in the process of setting up a visit to KU. Traylor, who is unranked, also has Indiana, St. John’s, Texas Tech, Memphis and Mississippi State on his list.
ESPN’s Joe Lunardi already has put out a projected bracket for the 2012 NCAA Tournament. He has KU a No. 7 seed in the Midwest Regional, ticketed for a first-round game against No. 10-seed Wichita State. His No. 1 seeds are Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas and Ohio State.