Archive for Tuesday, August 9, 2011

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KU hoops offers N.C. prep Allerik Freeman scholarship

August 9, 2011


Allerik Freeman, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound junior-to-be from Olympic High in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday received a scholarship offer from Kansas University.

Freeman, who is rated No. 44 in the Class of 2013, tells he will make an unofficial visit to KU for the Oct. 14 Late Night in the Phog.

The shooting guard with 20 scholarship offers has KU, North Carolina, Florida, Oklahoma, Memphis, Texas, Georgetown, Kansas State, North Carolina State, Villanova and many others on his list of prospective schools.

“I’m going to cut it to seven or 10 right before basketball season,” Freeman told

Ellis to visit four

Wichita Heights senior forward Perry Ellis has decided to visit KU, Kentucky, Duke and Kansas State this summer and fall. Sources close to the family said Ellis,’s No. 19-rated recruit, has not eliminated Oklahoma and Wichita State.

Shabazz attends SC workout

Shabazz Muhammad, a 6-6 senior forward from Las Vegas’ Bishop Gorman High, attended one of University of Southern California’s pre-Brazil-trip practices Sunday.

The Los Angeles Times noted that 100 “booster-types” also were in the stands. They sat on one side of the Galen Center and Muhammad on the other with compliance officers on hand to make sure no rules were broken.

Muhammad, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2012, currently has a list of KU, Arizona, Duke, Kentucky, Memphis, Texas, Texas A&M;, UCLA, UNLV and USC.

KU all-star game in works?

KU is reportedly looking into playing host to an “NBA alumni weekend,” which would bring the Jayhawks’ NBA players back to Allen Fieldhouse for an exhibition game in September.

“It’s something we’ve talked about. That’s certainly something we’d consider doing,” KU coach Bill Self said Monday. “We have talked about a lot of things, and that is one of them. It’s certainly an option.”

KU’s players in the NBA are: Cole Aldrich (Oklahoma City), Darrell Arthur (Memphis), Mario Chalmers (Miami), Nick Collison (OKC), Drew Gooden (Milwaukee), Xavier Henry (Memphis), Kirk Hinrich (Atlanta), Darnell Jackson (Sacramento), Marcus Morris (Houston), Markieff Morris (Phoenix), Paul Pierce (Boston), Brandon Rush (Indiana), Josh Selby (Memphis) and Julian Wright (Toronto).

Details are expected to be announced in the near future if the proposed game becomes reality. The current Jayhawks would not be allowed to participate in the game, with practice not allowed to start until Oct. 14.


Alabamastreet 6 years, 9 months ago

The all-star game would be awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

trailertrash 6 years, 9 months ago

How about Wayne Simien and Greg Ostertag as the honorary coaches for the teams. It would be good to have them back also.

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