Cassius Stanley's "big announcement" trims list to final 3, including Kansas

Kansas University basketball recruiting

Kansas University basketball recruiting

When Class of 2019 shooting guard Cassius Stanley Tweeted on Thursday that he had a “big announcement” planned for Friday, the recruiting world began to spin on its head with speculation.

Sure, Stanley previously had made it clear that there were a handful of programs he favored, so the mere thought of him making a decision about his future was not that far-fetched.

But given the fact that the four-star shooting guard from North Hollywood, Calif., has yet to make an official visit to any of the programs in the hunt for his services — including Kansas — learning of a decision about Stanley’s future, at this point in the game, would have qualified as a mild surprise.

And that’s exactly what it would have been. Instead, today’s “big announcement,” wound up being Stanley trimming his list to a final three of Kansas, Oregon and UCLA.

While the news is not the of the commitment-level buzz it would have been had Stanley picked one school, it still qualifies as significant for Kansas.

The Jayhawks, who conducted an in-home visit with Stanley and his family last week, will host Stanley on an official visit for Late Night next week. Clearly, it’s still worth giving the 6-foot-5, 170-pound athlete some attention during one of the biggest weekends of the year.

Currently ranked as the No. 31 prospect in the 2019 class — and No. 5 at his position — Stanley brings a multi-dimensional game to the floor, wowing with his hops and athleticism and proving to be a willing worker on defense.

Some have compared his game to that of former KU standout and current NBA guard Ben McLemore, saying he’s not quite the shooter that McLemore was but is an even better athlete.

Stanley remains a high priority for the Jayhawks in the 2019 class and will continue to get the kind of attention that backs up that status.

by Cassius Stanley

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Craig Carson

it would be great to land this kid..a 4* kid that will probably stay more than a season would be a good move

2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Gerry Butler

- - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - " U C L A " - - - -- done deal sad to say. -- Mom went there , lot's of friends on UCLA roster - - -Local kid - - this kid is not leaving the Coast

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Henry Joseph Hofmeister

Depends on his way of thinking. Getting away from friends is a solid way to get to work. Our players come from everywhere to get to the next level not play neighborhood ball. KU can make him a rockstar. People get complacent when they stay near home. Kansas smells a lot better than the coast as well lol.

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Steve Zimmerman

Pierce left CA - he blossomed at KU. He should talk to Cassius. The kid is supposed to be ranked #1 for his position. He's a silent killer, seriously. He can get to the basket anytime he wants, he's a good passer, can create his own shots, can shoot 3s, he can do it all. The only concern is his defense - which he will improve at KU. I really like this kid. We still have a shot at landing him. Shareef will definitely go to UCLA - his dad's favorite.

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