Kansas basketball coach Bill Self on Thursday held in-home recruiting visits with Hamidou Diallo, a 6-foot-4 senior shooting guard from Putnam (Conn.) Science Academy and Tremont Waters, a 5-11 senior point guard from Notre Dame High in West Haven, Conn., according to Rivals.com.
Diallo, who is ranked No. 10 in the recruiting Class of 2017 by Rivals.com, said he has not yet scheduled a recruiting visit to KU. He’s also considering Connecticut, Duke, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, North Carolina State, Syracuse, Villanova, Wake Forest and others.
Waters, who is ranked No 36 in the Class of 2017, will visit KU for the Oct. 1 Late Night in the Phog. He has a list of KU, UConn, Duke, Georgetown, Indiana, Kentucky and Yale.
On Friday, KU is scheduled to visit Billy Preston, a 6-9 senior forward from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va. Preston, the No. 8-ranked player in the Class of 2017, has a list of KU, Indiana, Maryland, N.C. State and USC. He has not yet set a visit to Kansas. Self also will travel to the school of Chaundee Brown, 6-3 senior from First Academy in Orlando, Fla., who has visited KU and also is considering Wake Forest and Florida.
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Gak enjoys visit with Self
Deng Gak, a 6-9 senior forward from Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., had a good meeting with Self on Wednesday, he told Rivals.com.
“I’m looking for a school where I can see myself develop really quickly,” Gak said. “Also, the playing that comes along with it. I want to go somewhere where I can go in and play and make an impact. I want to play early, so that’s important. I’m not looking for a huge amount, but I do want to play early on.”
He will visit KU on Oct. 21-23. He’s also scheduled visits to Miami on Sept. 23, Florida on Oct. 7 and Indiana on Oct. 14. He has not yet scheduled a visit to Duke.
Sexton headed to Oklahoma State for visit
Collin Sexton, a 6-1 senior guard from Pebblebrook High in Mableton, Ga., who will visit KU for the Oct. 1 Late Night, met with KU’s Self this week. He’s already visited Alabama and N.C. State and made an unofficial visit to Georgia Tech, with an official visit scheduled Friday to Oklahoma State.
“I’m going (to KU) for their Midnight Madness. I just know the coach is great. He’s put a lot of people in the NBA and he’s won a lot of games, so I put them on the list of schools I’ll be taking visits to,” Sexton told Rivals.com.
Late Night info
KU athletics announced Thursday that the 32nd-annual Late Night in the Phog will begin at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in Allen Fieldhouse.
Doors open for students at 5 p.m., and the general public at 5:30 p.m. The event officially begins at 10 a.m. with the “Phog Festival” on the lawn in front of Allen. The festival will include various activities for children with food on sale. For more information go to kuathletics.com