Louis King, a 6-foot-6 senior forward from Hudson Catholic High School in Hackensack, N.J., who is ranked No. 16 in the recruiting class of 2018 by Rivals.com, on Tuesday listed Kansas as one of his eight finalists.
The others as reported on his Twitter account: Oregon, Maryland, Seton Hall, UConn, Syracuse, Purdue and North Carolina State.
McCormack to attend Late Night
David McCormack, a 6-10, 260-pound senior center from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., who recently made an unofficial visit to KU, will attend the Sept. 30 Late Night in the Phog as part of an official visit, Rivals.com reports.
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On Monday, the No. 35-ranked McCormack announced six finalists: KU, Oklahoma State, Duke, Xavier, UCLA and North Carolina State. He will visit N.C. State this weekend according to 247sports.com.
Bernard includes KU on list of five
Jules Bernard, a 6-5 senior guard from Winward High School in Los Angeles, who is ranked No. 36 by Rivals.com, has cut his list to KU, UCLA, Miami, USC and Oregon, he reported on Twitter. He has not announced a date for a visit to KU.
Celtics may add Robinson
Former KU forward Thomas Robinson has been working out with the Boston Celtics while pursuing a possible spot on the roster, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday.
Robinson, 26, is a free agent who has played for Sacramento, Houston, Portland, Philadelphia, Brooklyn and the Los Angeles Lakers in a five-year career.
“The Celtics could use more front-court depth — Aron Baynes and Al Horford are their only official big men at the moment,” writes Tom Westerholm of Masslive.com. “Jayson Tatum might be able to play up, and Marcus Morris is strong enough as well, but dealing Jae Crowder left the Celtics with a hole at power forward.
“Robinson would fill that hole. He could also provide the Celtics something they desperately needed last year: Defensive rebounds. Robinson is 6-foot-9 and very strong, with long arms. For the Lakers, he pulled down 28.1 percent of all available defensive rebounds last season — a total that puts him in respectable company around the league. The Celtics were one of the worst defensive rebounding teams in the NBA last season.”