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Vandy transfer Andre Walker plans to visit KU basketball

June 27, 2011

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Kansas University’s six-man basketball recruiting Class of 2011 conceivably could swell to seven before the end of the summer.

Vanderbilt transfer Andre Walker, a 6-foot-7, 220-pound power forward from Flossmoor, Ill., is expected to visit KU in coming days, Rivals.com reported Sunday.

“We’ll be there later this week,” Andre’s dad, Andre Sr., said via text message to Rivals.com.

Andre Walker, who averaged 3.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists while logging 17.7 minutes a game for Vandy his junior season, has visited Xavier and Northwestern in recent weeks. He’s also expected to visit Wichita State and Marquette.

Walker red-shirted the 2008-09 season after tearing his right anterior cruciate ligament and has had injury problems since. He has one year of eligibility remaining. He does not have to sit out a year after transferring because he already has earned his college degree.

The Jayhawks have one scholarship available in recruiting. Former walk-on Conner Teahan, a senior-to-be out of Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst High, was placed on scholarship last year.

Robinson grows: KU junior forward Thomas Robinson measured 6-foot-10 in shoes and weighed 240 pounds (without shoes) at last weekend’s Amar’e Stoudemire Skills Academy in Chicago. Robinson’s wingspan was measured at 7-foot-1.

Robinson, who was listed as 6-9, 237 last season, served as a camp counselor with fellow college big men Alex Brown, Wisconsin-Green Bay; Anthony Davis, Kentucky; Trevor Mbakwe, Minnesota; James McAdoo, North Carolina; Aaric Murray, West Virginia; Alex Oriakhi, UConn; Mason Plumlee, Duke; Miles Plumlee, Duke; Jared Sullinger, Ohio State; and Yarou Mouphatou, Villanova.

Twenty-four high school big men attended, including three seniors who have KU on their list of schools: Mitch McGary, 6-11, Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro, N.H.; Willie Cauley, 6-11, Olathe Northwest and Landen Lucas, 6-9, Findlay Prep in Las Vegas.

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