Former Kansas guard Xavier Henry, 25, has signed a non-guaranteed training camp contract with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Tuesday.
Henry, 6-foot-6, 220 pounds, averaged 15.6 points and 2.9 rebounds in nine games with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League last season. The oft-injured No. 12 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft (by Memphis) last played in the NBA in 2014-15 with the Los Angeles Lakers. He’s also played for New Orleans and Memphis. Henry averaged 13.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in his one season at KU (2009-10).
Gak to visit KU, four others
Deng Gak, a 6-9 senior power forward from Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., will make five official visits — to Kansas, Duke, Miami, Florida and Indiana — his high school coach told ZagsBlog.com. Gak, the No. 78-rated player in the Class of 2017 according to Rivals.com, has not set any dates for visits.
Of KU, Gak told ZagsBlog.com: “Bill Self is one of the best coaches in college basketball. He always has his squad in contention for a national title. I also like the huge development that their players make in their individual games, (like) Joel Embiid. Kansas is also really close to where the majority of my family lives (Kansas City area).”
Duval lists 10 schools
Trevon Duval, a 6-2 senior guard formerly of Dallas Advanced Prep, who is ranked No. 5 in the Class of 2017 by Rivals.com, has revealed a list of 10 schools on Twitter. They are: KU, Arizona, California, Maryland, Oregon, Seton Hall, St. John's, USC, UCLA, and Villanova. Duval has yet to announce where he’ll be attending high school his senior year.
Robinson-Earl ranked by Rivals.com
Rivals.com has tapped Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, a 6-8 sophomore forward from Bishop Miege, the 18th-ranked player in the recruiting Class of 2019. The Website released its first rankings of high school sophomores on Tuesday. Robinson-Earl’s Miege teammate, 6-11 junior Bol Bol, is ranked No. 13 in the Class of 2018. Both players have said they will attend KU’s Late Night in the Phog on Oct. 1 in Allen Fieldhouse.
Weatherspoon lists KU
Nick Weatherspoon, a 6-1 senior combo guard from Velma Jackson High School in Camden, Miss., who is ranked No. 32 in the Class of 2017, told Rivals.com he has a list of KU, Kentucky, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Mississippi State, Ohio State and others. His brother, Quinndary Weatherspoon, is a sophomore at Mississippi State.
Weatherspoon said he’s set up in-home visits with coaches from KU, North Carolina and N.C. State.
Chicago-area sophomore to visit KU
Marquise Walker, a 5-10 sophomore point guard from St. Joseph’s High School in Westchester, Ill., will make an unofficial visit to KU on Sept. 24, according toRivals.com. He has been offered by Illinois and DePaul.
Sexton hits crazy shot from balcony
Collin Sexton, a 6-1 senior point guard from Pebblebrook High in Mableton, Ga., ranked No. 12 in the Class of 2017, was captured on tape (by Bleacher Report) making a trick shot from a balcony at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. He flipped the ball several stories below where it dropped safely through the basket.
Sexton, who has a list of KU, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Arizona, Florida, Iowa State, Villanova, North Carolina, North Carolina State and Oklahoma State, will attend Late Night in the Phog as part of an official recruiting visit to KU.