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Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook

June 14, 2011

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Same numbers

There were Internet rumors that Justin Wesley might ask Jeff Withey to switch jersey numbers this year. Wesley wears No. 4; Withey wears Langford’s old number, 5.

“We decided to keep it the same,” Wesley said. “I thought about it. That is kind of Keith’s number. I am just going to try to build my own legacy. We are going to stay with 4 and 5.”

Happy for city

Wesley may not be an active Mavs fan, but he is happy for his home state. He moved to Houston when in the eighth grade.

“I mean, this is our first championship. I am actually very excited we’ve actually got a championship in Dallas now,” Wesley said. “I wish I could be back there to celebrate.”

New name in recruiting

Ryan Taylor, a 6-6, 185-pound small forward from Louisville’s Western High, may take an unofficial recruiting visit to KU this weekend, CBSsports.com reports.

Taylor’s high school coach/uncle Paul Handley told CBSsports.com that KU on Monday offered Taylor a scholarship.

Taylor, Rivals.com’s No. 132-rated player in the Class of 2011, committed to Louisville before reopening his recruiting. Taylor reportedly has offers from West Virginia, Indiana and South Carolina.

Handley told CBS that Taylor is a couple of points shy on his standardized test. Taylor, who attended Lawrence North in Indianapolis for three years before heading to Western, took the test last weekend. If he qualifies, he’ll be eligible to play this season.

“He still loves Louisville, but I don’t know if they have a scholarship now,” Handley told CBS.

Lindsay update

Merv Lindsay, a 6-7 guard/forward from Canyon Springs High in Moreno Valley, Calif., who visited KU last weekend, will complete a visit to Marquette today. Eligible to play this upcoming season, Lindsay is expected to choose between KU and Marquette later this week.

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