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Bill Self to visit Texas prep Turner

Kansas University basketball recruiting.

Kansas University basketball recruiting.

April 20, 2014

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Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self will meet with blue-chip high school prospect Myles Turner today in Texas, several recruiting sites have reported.

Turner, a 6-foot-11, 225-pound senior center from Trinity High in Euless, Texas, made the trip to Brooklyn, N.Y., but did not play in Friday’s Jordan Brand Classic because of an ankle injury.

Turner says he will announce for KU, Texas, SMU, Oklahoma State, Ohio State, Duke or Texas A&M on April 30 on ESPNU. Turner is ranked No. 6 nationally by Rivals.com.

Yakwe interested: KU is recruiting Kassoum Yakwe, a 6-7, 200-pound sophomore forward from Our Savior New American High in Centereach, N.Y., Zagsblog.com reports.

Yakwe scored 13 points and grabbed two rebounds in the Jordan Brand Classic international game Friday in New York. He was 2-of-3 from three.

Yakwe, who missed two months of this past season because of a broken hand, told Zagsblog he is also being recruited by Villanova and Syracuse at this early date.

Camp news from Cole: Former KU center Cole Aldrich of the New York Knicks will host a youth basketball camp for boys and girls, kindergarten through high school sophomore July 7-10 at Robinson Gymnasium on KU’s campus. For details go to www.colealdrich.com

Hill to Va. Tech: Ahmed Hill, a 6-4 shooting guard from Aquinas High in Augusta, Ga., who had originally committed to Marquette, has followed coach Buzz Williams to Virginia Tech. Hill, who is ranked No. 69 nationally by Rivals.com, had KU on his original list of schools.

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