Two of three Duncanville High players decommit from Kansas women's basketball

Kansas women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider talks with media members during Media Day on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider talks with media members during Media Day on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 at Allen Fieldhouse. by Nick Krug

The Kansas women’s basketball program, rocked by the tough break of losing leading scorer Jessica Washington for the season with a torn ACL, also has received bad news on the recruiting front.

Two of the three recruits from national powerhouse Duncanville High who had made verbal commitments to Kansas have decommitted, according to Dan Olson of Collegiate Girls Basketball Report.

Shooting guard Zay Green, ranked No. 13 in the nation by Olson, is on a recruiting trip to Tennessee this weekend, Olson reported Friday. He said Green still is considering Kansas.

Forward Starr Jacobs is ranked No. 122 by Olson, who said she has committed to Houston. Point guard Aniya Thomas, a prolific 3-point shooter, remains committed to Kansas.

“She’s developed nicely,” Olson told the Journal-World of Thomas, on Oct. 1, the day the three players committed to KU. “She has deep, deep range and she’s a killer on defense. She’s a real tempo-destroyer for the other team."

On that same day, Olson said he expected that by season's end Green would break into his top five in the rankings.

"She is still open to going to Kansas," Olson said today of Green. "She's visiting Knoxville today and Saturday."

NCAA rules prohibit college coaches from commenting on unsigned recruits.

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Ian Ballinger

I don't know if this goes anywhere, but would like to encourage my fellow Jayhawks who are able to do so to season opener on the 12th. Least we can do as fans is let them know we're there for them. Tough breaks for them to start the season.

1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Layne Pierce

With the new players, they will still be improved this year. Washington's loss is heartbreaker.
But by mid-season, these ladies should be established and much more solid than what we have seen for awhile. In the beginning, the problem will be, who will take up scoring loss on a constant basis. Defense and rebounding should be better.

1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Waylon Cook

Kusports didnt mention the top 50 pg from Louisiana being committed?

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John Myers

I get it, it happens all the time, they’re kids, yadda yadda, but I hate this crap. I know it’ll never happen, but I’d like to see it change to where kids can’t commit until their senior year and if they decommit, unless related to a coaching change, they lose a year of eligibility. They need to take the decision a lot more seriously. /end grumpy old man rant..

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