Archive for Sunday, October 14, 2012

Hoops target Joel Embiid elevates KU

October 14, 2012


Joel Embiid, one of three uncommitted high school senior basketball prospects who attended Friday’s Late Night in the Phog, on Sunday listed Kansas University as his current leader in recruiting.

Embiid, an unranked 7-foot, 220-pound senior center from Rock School in Gainesville, Fla., told “I had a great visit. I’m going to visit Virginia, Florida and one other school to compare those schools to my visit to Kansas.”

The Cameroon native in the past has also mentioned Louisville, UCLA, Marquette, Texas, DePaul and Wake Forest.

“Had a great time this weekend,” Embiid wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

Also on hand for Late Night: No. 5-ranked Aaron Gordon, 6-8 from Archbishop Mitty High in San Jose, Calif., and No. 23 Wayne Selden, 6-5 from Tilton (N.H.) School.

“KU was tight! Rock chalk is kinda on point haha,” Gordon wrote on Twitter on Sunday. Gordon is considering KU, Arizona, Washington, Kentucky, Oregon and California. Selden is considering KU, Arizona, Washington, Kentucky, Oregon and California. Selden is considering KU, Syracuse, Florida, Missouri, UCLA and Ohio State.

Roberson visits Rutgers: No. 29-ranked Tyler Roberson, a 6-8 senior from Roselle (N.J.) Catholic, made an unofficial visit to Rutgers last weekend.

“They would use me,” Roberson told “I’ll make an impact with the team right away. They want me to play on the wing. They’ll use me in a lot of different ways on the court.”

He added: “It would be nice to go to a big school and stay home. I think it would be exciting to do something like that.”

Roberson, who has visited SMU and Syracuse, will visit KU next weekend, Villanova (Oct. 26) and Kentucky (Nov. 2).

“It will be all over soon because I hope to make a decision in the fall,” Roberson told

Woolridge takes dunk contest: Former KU guard Royce Woolridge won the slam dunk contest at Washington State’s ZZU Mania kickoff scrimmage on Friday. The 6-3 sophomore-from Phoenix had a between-the-legs dunk that proved to be the winner.

Woolridge is battling for starting point-guard position at WSU, a team that will play KU at 9 p.m., Nov. 19, at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

“I feel like there’s a lot more responsibility,” Woolridge told, referring to trying to replace standout point guard Reggie Moore. “The whole team is coming together and we’re just ready and looking forward to the season. ... I can score, I can pass, I can do a little bit of everything so I’ll do whatever the team needs me to do basically.”


Robert Rauktis 5 years, 6 months ago

“KU was tight! Rock chalk is kinda on point haha,”

Where is Barbara Billingsley when you need her?

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