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Kansas basketball program adding walk-on shooting guard with a familiar last name

R.J. Hampton he is not, but another Texas-based basketball player elected to join the Kansas men’s basketball program over the weekend. According to a Tweet from the Northfield Mount Hermon team website, Michael Jankovich, the son of former Bill Self assistant and current SMU head coach Tim ...

R.J. Hampton sets date for college announcement

Five-star prospect R.J. Hampton, the No. 6-ranked player in Rivals.com's 2019 rankings and a top Kansas target, announced on Twitter on Friday afternoon that he had picked a date to reveal his college decision. "The time has come," Hampton Tweeted. "Watch Get Up ESPN on Tuesday, May 28. I ...

Is Michigan back in the mix for KU target Jalen Wilson?

Although many recruiting analysts have called the race to land [Class of 2019 prospect Jalen Wilson][1] a battle between Kansas and North Carolina, a third program has found its way into the mix. And it's the very school that the 6-foot-8 Wilson committed to in the first place. Wednesday ...

A deeper look at KU basketball target Jalen Wilson

By now, you’ve probably at least heard the name Jalen Wilson mentioned a time or 20 in connection with Kansas basketball. And, yeah, it appears as if there is mutual interest between the [4-star guard who recently requested his release from Michigan][1] and KU, making a future pairing ...

Jayhawks sitting on the brink of serious recruiting upswing

Recruiting often goes in cycles, and the cycles seem to be never-ending. One year, a program can’t miss on its desired targets and gets just about everybody it wants and, occasionally, even a couple of players it didn’t want but lucked into. A couple of years later, especially among the ...

Jayhawk Breakdown: NBA scout sizes up Devon Dotson’s pro prospects

We’re now a week into May, and that means it’s draft season for the folks in the NBA and dozens of draft hopefuls who will spend the next several weeks working to impress that one NBA scout, coach or GM just enough to get a shot at a pro career. It won’t happen for all of them, of ...

KU target R.J. Hampton reportedly moves up timeline for college decision

According to ESPN recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi, Kansas basketball target R.J. Hampton has moved up the timeline for his college decision. Hampton, a 5-star prospect from Little Elm, Texas, who recently reclassified into the 2019 class from 2020 told Biancardi that he now plans to pick ...

New KU forward Tristan Enaruna makes commitment to Kansas official

Class of 2019 forward Tristan Enaruna wasted no time making [his commitment to Kansas][1] official, signing his national letter of intent on Wednesday, barely 12 hours after announcing his decision to join the Jayhawks. The 4-star prospect from Wasatch Academy in Mount Pleasant, Utah, chose ...

4-star forward Tristan Enaruna picks Kansas

The Kansas men's basketball program on Tuesday night secured a commitment from the third member of its 2019 recruiting class when 4-star forward Tristan Enaruna announced his commitment on Twitter just before 8 p.m. In a phone conversation with the Journal-World, the 6-foot-9 forward from ...

The idea of 5-star guard R.J. Hampton picking Kansas gains momentum

A decision from reclassified combo guard R.J. Hampton may still be several weeks away, but one of the top recruiting analysts in the country is ready to call it for Kansas. On Monday afternoon, at exactly 3:42 p.m., Evan Daniels, of 247 Sports, logged his “crystal ball” pick in ...

Jayhawk Breakdown: NBA scout sizes up Quentin Grimes’ pro prospects

It’s officially May, and that means it’s draft season for the folks in the NBA and dozens of draft hopefuls who will spend the next several weeks working to impress that one NBA scout, coach or GM just enough to get a shot at a pro career. It won’t happen for all of them, of course. And ...

Jayhawk Breakdown: NBA scout sizes up Dedric Lawson’s pro prospects

jayhawk-breakdown-nba-scout-sizes-up-ded It’s officially May, and that means it’s draft season for the folks in the NBA and dozens of draft hopefuls who will spend the next several weeks working to impress that one NBA scout, coach or GM just enough to get a shot at a pro career. It ...

Former Jayhawk Lagerald Vick lands workout with Charlotte Hornets

It’s now officially May, and that means it’s draft season for the folks in the NBA and dozens of draft hopefuls who will spend the next several weeks working to impress that one NBA scout, coach or GM just enough to get a shot at a pro career. It won’t happen for all of them, of course. ...

Devon Dotson among 4 Jayhawks to earn NBA combine invitations

The next step has arrived for Kansas point guard Devon Dotson. According to Dotson’s father, Dana Dotson, the KU freshman who finished as the Jayhawks’ fourth leading scorer and led the team in assists and steals during first season in Lawrence, has received an invitation to the NBA’s ...

Why Kansas target R.J. Hampton is more than just a big name

Things are starting to clear up a little regarding the future of Class of 2020 guard R.J. Hampton. A little. According to Rivals.com recruiting analyst Corey Evans things are currently “looking good” for a possible Hampton-to-Kansas-in-2019 scenario. The 6-foot-5 guard who is ranked ...

The latest with KU’s ongoing recruiting efforts of some top-tier talent

With the Duke decisions made by Matt Hurt and Cassius Stanley now a thing of the past, the Jayhawks, as expected, are moving on rather quickly in the recruiting game. With two prospects visiting this week and a handful of other Kansas targets making news one way or another in the past ...