PG Devon Dotson, Devonte' Graham bonded during recent visit

Kansas University basketball recruiting

Kansas University basketball recruiting

It may have been a busy weekend in Lawrence, with five-star prospects Devon Dotson and Silvio De Sousa officially visiting the Kansas basketball program, but the excitement on the recruiting trail did not end when the two talented prospects left town.

Before getting on to some other news that already has surfaced around the country this week, let’s take a quick look back at Dotson’s visit.

Dotson, the 6-foot-2 point guard from Charlotte, N.C., told Matt Scott of TheShiver.com that he spent quite a bit of time with Devonte’ Graham during his visit in an attempt to find out as much as he possibly could about the ins and outs of the KU program.

“I asked him a bunch of questions about the school,” Dotson told Scott. “He said he loved it there and that it’s a great place. He’s from North Carolina too and he said the transition to Kansas was smooth and easy.... He said they play fast and that it’s great for guards there.”

None of that, of course, is much of a surprise, but, from a KU perspective, Graham is exactly the kind of guy the Jayhawks want answering those questions and talking to recruits about the Kansas experience. The fact that these two play the same position and grew up in the same state likely only added to the connection and the positivity that Dotson took away from his visit.

That’s not to say it’s all KU all the time now for the talented guard. Dotson plans to visit Florida this coming weekend and told Scott that he might take a couple of more visits, too.

As for a time table on his decision, Dotson said he would like to announce his choice before his senior season begins in November.

McCormack down to 6

On Monday, Class of 2018 big man David McCormack, who recently made his own visit to the KU campus, narrowed his list to a final six.

Kansas made the cut along with Duke, NC State, Oklahoma State, Xavier and UCLA.

McCormack, 6-9, 290 pounds, plays at Oak Hill Academy, and was a teammate of current KU freshman Billy Preston last year.

Ranked No. 41 in the class according to the 247 Sports composite rankings, McCormack told Scott after his trip to Lawrence that his visit went “great” and added that he had yet to set up any official visits.

by Trey Mines

Langford picks Final 7

Class of 2018 shooting guard Romeo Langford announced on Twitter this week that he has narrowed his list down to a group of seven schools, with Kansas being one of them.

The 6-4, 185-pound guard from New Albany, Indiana, is ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 5 player in the 2018 class. He also has Kentucky, Indiana, Louisville, North Carolina, Vanderbilt and UCLA on his list of finalists.

Jerrance Howard is listed by Scout.com as KU’s lead recruiter for Langford.

Another Late Night visitor

According to the Twitter accout for Basketball Unlimited (@txbunation), Class of 2020 point guard RJ Hampton, of Little Elm, Texas, is planning to make an unofficial visit to Kansas for the 33rd annual Late Night in the Phog, Sept. 30.

247 Sports lists Kansas, Texas, Baylor, Cal, LSU and UCLA as the programs to have offered Hampton, 6-4, 170, and currently has the Longhorns pegged as the team to beat.

by Basketball Unlimited

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Steve Zimmerman

What's our chance of landing Langford? He definitely looks more versatile than Zion. Langford reminds me of smooth BRush and he would be a great sub for Svi. Hint: Adidas! Top priority!

2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Jay Hawk

Living in Indiana, it's pretty commonly thought his recruitment is down to IU and Louisville. But, you never know. . .

You're right, he'd be a great catch.

2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Robert Brock

Jerrance Howard is in charge of recruiting Romeo Langford. Therefore, Kansas does not stand a chance. Next!

2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Steve Zimmerman

Why so negative on coach Howard? Do you have facts which of our coaches successfully recruited whom? I thought the process is kind of handled by the whole coaching team. Perhaps someone can educate me on this? I thought, in the end, it's really up to the recruit to make final decision - mostly these matter most to them: shoe contract, facility, future team's style of play... at least for the highly ranked ones.

2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Joseph Bullock

Actually Jerrance Howard is a great Recruiter. I'm not sure why anyone would say that since Jerrance is recruiting someone, we don't have a chance for them. Maybe it is because Jerrance had an incident, and someone does not like him because of that. I'm not excusing what Jerrance did, but he is Human, and those who throw the first stone, probably have a lot of skeletons in their closets! Again, Steve Zimmerman, Jerrance is a great recruiter-However, the odds of any 'one recruiter' getting a great player to sign, are not great, because there are so many other great recruiters, and great programs, and many other factors! So it's easy for someone, who doesn't like someone, to make certain kinds of ludicrous statements-trying to make themselves look intelligent, but not so much! And if someone doesn't like what I say, they can get mad, and get their happy butt glad! LOL

2 months, 1 week ago

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