Kansas makes final cut for 5-star forward Isaiah Todd

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University of Kansas basketball recruiting

Five-star power forward Isaiah Todd on Monday morning narrowed his list from a final five to a top two, keeping Kansas in the mix along with Michigan.

The 6-foot-10, 200-pound Todd, who hails from Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, N.C., revealed his two finalists in a Tweet early Monday and said he would pick between KU and Michigan on Oct. 17, which also is his 18th birthday.

Todd, who is ranked No. 10 overall in the 2020 class by Rivals.com, eliminated North Carolina, Kentucky and Memphis from his list.

“I liked all of the schools but Michigan and Kansas are the two schools that have really been standing out for me,” Todd told Jason Jordan of USA Today High School Sports. “I’ve gotten close with Coach (Bill) Self and Coach (Juwan) Howard and I know they can really help me take my game to the next level.”

It has been rumored that Todd, like former KU target R.J. Hampton, might consider going overseas to play instead of heading to college. But all of his attention today appears to be on his college decision.

“It’s going to be very tough because both schools have great coaches, great opportunity and have great programs,” Todd told Jordan. “It really comes down to the details now. I’ve got a little over a week to get my thoughts together and make my mind up.”

Todd, who averaged 28 points and 15 rebounds a game as a junior, will attend USA Basketball’s junior minicamp in Colorado Springs this weekend. He visited Michigan the last weekend of September.

The earliest Todd could make any commitment official is Nov. 13, the start of this year’s early signing period, which runs through Nov. 20.


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