Four-star center Gethro Muscadin sets Nov. 1 decision date

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University of Kansas basketball recruiting

Four-star, Class of 2020 center Gethro Muscadin has picked Nov. 1 as decision day.

The 6-foot-10, 215-pound big man from Aspire Academy in Louisville, Ky., has been on KU’s list of targets for a long time and made an official visit to Lawrence in late September.

He also has visited Minnesota, Kansas State and, most recently, Texas Tech, which had been thought to be the leader for Muscadin’s services throughout the summer.

Last week, however, recruiting analyst Corey Evans switched his pick from Texas Tech to KU, saying, “I thought for a long time that he was Lubbock-bound but, despite the recent (allegations) cast down upon KU, Muscadin seems to be favoring the Jayhawks. He could visit Louisville one last time before deciding, but momentum is definitely on the side of Kansas.”

Earlier this year, Muscadin delivered a final eight of KU, Minnesota, Texas Tech, Kansas State, UNLV, New Mexico, VCU and UConn.

After not being ranked by for the past couple of years, the rising center jumped into the Top 150 in August, landing at No. 130 and earning a four-star rating.

Asked by in August to list his strengths, Muscadin said: “I really compete. I like to work hard. I have a lot of skills. I can push the ball down and make some plays. I really try to help my team to win, that’s all I care about. My biggest strengths would be how hard I run (the floor). I can pass it, rebound, block shots, and shoot it, too.”

With his decision coming in a little more than two weeks, Muscadin almost certainly will be an early signee when the early signing period arrives Nov. 13 and runs through Nov. 20.

Six of the seven analyst predictions on Muscadin’s Rivals bio have picked Kansas, with five of the six projections coming in the last week.