Archive for Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Alabama prep Trevor Lacey to visit

Bill Self has successful in-home recruiting visit

April 19, 2011


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 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.

Daniels update

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 Monday, as reported on “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 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.


Larry Evans 6 years, 9 months ago

7th seed would be ranked about 28 th in the polls...It would be about right . Out in the first/second round. nothing new.

So the record he is thinking KU will have is about 21 and 12. I say 25 and 8.,,,maybe.

Brian Conrad 6 years, 9 months ago

he is troll.. and KU will be top 25 and moving up.. we will still have 4 guys that would start for most teams in the country AND great recruits on the way in! to bad the pigballers real team... KSU will not make the tourney

KEITHMILES05 6 years, 9 months ago

Lunardi and his stupid polls is the most ridiculous thing I've read this year. Who hell cares what NEXT year will bring? Hell, the past season just ended.

Robert Rauktis 6 years, 9 months ago

I think it's supposed to rain on March 23 next year. -Joe Lunardi

LJ Gee 6 years, 9 months ago

Alex Murphy just committed to Dukes 2011 class which should tip the scales in the DD sweepstakes in our favor since they play the same position and Murphy is the second SF in Dukes class not to mention the players they have returning. We need to get Lacey to sign when he comes to Lawrence. If we land those two recruits, I think we'll be looking at another 30 win season or close to it. 10 man rotation would be something like TT, EJ, Releford, TRob, Withey, DD, BMac, Anderson, Lacey, & Tharpe. On paper its not what UNC or Kentucky have but I think that team would be really really good and could compete for a NC. Lets go get these guys signed

rgh 6 years, 9 months ago

Bracetology in April for the following March? What an absolute joke. Just like Walmart starting to sell Christmas items before Halloween when it use to wait until Thanksgiving was done.

It would really be nice to have the Daniels kid.

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