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KU recruiting notes: Immanuel Quickley, Keenan Fitzmorris added to Late Night guest list

Kansas coach Bill Self’s Jayhawks will participate in Late Night in the Phog on Saturday, and Immanuel Quickley, a point guard from Maryland, and St. James Academy’s Keenan Fitzmorris plan to attend.
Kansas coach Bill Self’s Jayhawks will participate in Late Night in the Phog on Saturday, and Immanuel Quickley, a point guard from Maryland, and St. James Academy’s Keenan Fitzmorris plan to attend. rsugg@kcstar.com

Immanuel Quickley, a 6-foot-4 junior point guard from John Carroll School in Bel Air, Md., who is ranked No. 12 in the Class of 2018 by Rivals.com, on Monday told 247sports.com he will attend Saturday’s Late Night in the Phog as part of an unofficial campus visit to Kansas.

Quickley also will attend Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness on Oct. 14. He’ll make trips to Miami (Oct. 8-9), Louisville (Oct. 15), Virginia (Oct. 22) and Duke (Oct. 28).

Quickley visited Maryland and Georgetown last weekend. He also spent some time around coach Mark Turgeon’s Maryland program during the summer.

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“I was really excited just because that’s the hometown. You grow up watching Maryland, national championships with Juan Dixon and stuff, so it was really cool,” Quickley told 247sports.com.

Also, Keenan Fitzmorris, a 6-11 junior from Lenexa’s St. James Academy and MOKAN Elite AAU, who has received offers from Stanford, Wichita State, Texas Tech and St. John’s, will attend Late Night on an unofficial visit. He’s heard from Notre Dame, Kansas State, Nebraska, Creighton and others.

Fitzmorris, Rivals.com’s No. 109-rated player in the Class of 2018, is thinking of majoring in pre-med in college, the Wichita Eagle reports.

“I’m looking for a great environment where I can have a balance of great academics, but also great athletics,” Fitzmorris told the Eagle. “I’m just at the beginning of my college search process. I’m open to anything.”

His sister, Audriana, is a 6-foot-6 freshman volleyball player at Stanford.

“She helps me with what I need to look for, how to go through the college search process,” he said of the 2016 USA Today national player of the year.

High school seniors who have said they are visiting for Late Night: Collin Sexton, a 6-1 point guard from Pebblebrook High in Mableton, Ga., ranked No. 7 by Rivals.com; Billy Preston, a 6-9 forward from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., ranked No. 8; Troy Brown, a 6-6 shooting guard from Las Vegas Centennial, who is ranked No. 12; Cody Riley, a 6-7 senior forward from Sierra Canyon High in Chatsworth, Calif., who is ranked No. 34 and Tremont Waters, 5-11 point guard from Notre Dame High in West Haven, Conn., who is ranked No. 36. 

Vanover stops by KU campus

Connor Vanover, a 7-foot-2 junior from Little Rock Arkansas Baptist Prep School, made an unofficial visit to KU last weekend, he reported on Twitter. He’s heard from Arkansas, Alabama and Vanderbilt. USA Today reported in June of 2015 he could be as tall as 7-5 by the time he heads to college.

Washington enjoys UNC visit

P.J. Washington, a 6-7 senior forward from Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nev., who is ranked No. 17 in the Class of 2017 by Rivals.com, visited North Carolina last weekend.

UNC pointed out the Tar Heels will lose frontcourt players Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks, thus should have playing time to offer.

“He is a forward and can play both positions when needed,” Washington’s dad, Paul, told Zagsblog.com.

Washington has visited Kentucky and is slated to visit Arizona (Oct. 21-23) and Texas (Oct. 28-30). He’s not yet set up a visit to KU, which remains on his list of schools.

“We’re going to take all the visits (five) so we have something to compare them to,” Paul Washington said. “My time frame was to make sure he got his four, five official visits out the way and after that he might wake up one morning and say, ‘I want to decide.’ So that’s on him. But I wouldn’t let him do it until he had his visits. So we’ll be done with these visits at the end of October.”

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