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Class of 2013 point guard: Kansas is my leader

August 13, 2011

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One of the top high school basketball point guards in the Class of 2013 says Kansas University is his current leader in recruiting.

Isaiah Lewis, a 6-foot-3, 160-pound junior from Christ the King High in Brooklyn, N.Y., reported in his own blog at National Recruiting Spotlight that he will attend the Oct. 14 Late Night in the Phog with Brannen Greene, a 6-7, 200-pound junior out of Mary Persons High in Forsyth, Ga., who is one of the top shooting guards/small forwards in the class.

“I’m real excited to go visit the school and meet the whole staff and players. If I didn’t go to Kansas’ Midnight Madness, I would have gone to UConn’s or Memphis’. It was out of those three,” Lewis said in his blog, noting he also likes North Carolina, Arizona and Ohio State.

“Right now, Kansas is at the top of my list, and coach Dooley (Joe, assistant) is doing a great job of recruiting me. He’s been to all my games this summer. He told me I was his priority and coach (Bill) Self said they’re excited for me to head down. They tell me how I fit into their system, what other guys they’re recruiting, how I can come in and contribute, and I like how they tell me everything straight up.

“I thought you guys would also want to know that they told me the other guards they’re recruiting. That includes Brannen, Allerik Freeman, Conner Frankamp, the Harrison twins and Chris Thomas,” added Lewis, who is ranked No. 43 nationally by Rivals.com.

KU has already received a commitment from No. 65-rated Frankamp, a 6-0 junior from Wichita North.

Andrew Harrison, a 6-6 junior from Travis High in Fort Bend, Texas, is the No. 1-rated player in the class. His twin brother, Aaron, is No. 9. No. 44-rated Freeman is a 6-4 junior from Olympic High in Charlotte, N.C. No. 6 rated Thomas is 6-4 junior from Westwind Prep International in Phoenix. Greene, meanwhile, is ranked No. 37 overall.

Lewis’ blog entry is available here.

Mario’s camp a hit: Former KU guard Mario Chalmers of the Miami Heat held his “Miracle Shot Basketball Camp” for youths in his hometown of Anchorage, Alaska earlier this week. The camp was held at Bartlett High, Chalmers’ alma mater.

Chalmers told the Anchorage Daily News he hopes his camp will help players improve fundamentals and gain exposure that’s sometimes difficult to attain in faraway Alaska.

“I know these kids are experiencing the same thing I experienced,” Chalmers told the paper.

Bartlett High will retire Chalmers’ No. 15 jersey on Tuesday.

“Alaska is kind of different. They just treat me like a regular person,” Chalmers said. “That’s the best thing about coming home for me.”

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