Deng Gak, a 6-foot-9 senior power forward from Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., will make an official basketball recruiting visit to Kansas on Oct. 21-23, according to several recruiting sites.
Gak, who is ranked No. 91 in the recruiting Class of 2017 by Rivals.com, will visit Miami (Fla.) (Sept. 23-25), Florida (Oct. 7-9) and Indiana (Oct. 14-16). He’s also considering Duke.
KU coach Bill Self is expected to hold an in-home visit with Gak on Wednesday. Miami’s coaches visited on Tuesday. Florida also is to visit Wednesday.
“Deng is a late-comer to the recruiting scene arriving in New Jersey as a junior,” Blair Academy coach Joe Mantegna told Zagsblog.com. “He hasn’t even scratched the surface of what he will be as he transitions to a totally different culture and a very different style of basketball than he was used to previously. He has very little feel for the differences between these schools growing up in Australia, so the official visits will be a huge part of the process.”
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According to insidethehall.com, Gak averaged 4.4 points and 3.6 rebounds in four games at the Nike EYBL finals in July in South Carolina.
KU looks at pair of players in New York
KU’s coaches on Tuesday were to watch workouts of a pair of players from Archbishop Molloy in Queens, N.Y: Moses Brown, a 6-11 junior forward who is ranked No. 17 in the Class of 2018 by Rivals.com and Cole Anthony, a 6-2 sophomore point guard ranked No. 6 in the Class of 2019. Brown has been offered a scholarship by KU, 247sports.com reports.
“I knew I was a top 50 player. I didn’t think I’d be a top 20 player,” Brown told Rivals.com. He’s also heard from Maryland, Minnesota, Southern California, Michigan, UCLA, Florida and others.