While the Kansas Jayhawks prepare for next season, Bill Self and his coaching staff are setting up the team nicely for the future. Although the basketball program doesn’t have a commit yet for its 2020 class, it could have one very soon.
Kansas didn’t have its best year of recruiting in 2019, but it still managed to land a pair of four-star recruits in Jalen Wilson and Tristan Enaruna.
Fortunately for the Jayhawks, they’ll have a few marquee players returning for the 2019-20 season. The trio of Devon Dotson, Udoka Azubuike and Silvio De Sousa should be lethal in the Big 12.
The expectation around college basketball is that several members of the Jayhawks will leave for next year’s NBA Draft. In order to keep the team competing at a high level, the program needs to start gaining commitments for its 2020 class.
It appears Kansas has its sights set on former Missouri State signee Dajuan Harris. Earlier this week, the program extended a scholarship offer to him.
Harris is a three-star recruit from Rock Bridge High School and was originally a member of the 2019 class. He reclassified to the following year around the same time that he asked out of his letter-of-intent from Missouri State.
Incoming Kansas freshman Christian Braun is close to Harris. He’s lived with the Harris family during a few summers, and Braun’s mother has nothing but praise for his game.
From The Kansas City Star:
“He is a freak athlete who leads any team by contributing whatever it takes. He’s a stabilizing factor on every team,” Sandbothe-Braun said of Harris in an instant message to The Star.
Lisa Sandbothe-Braun, mother of Christian, clearly believes that Harris would be a good fit for the Jayhawks.
We’ll see if Harris will decide to commit to Kansas and become its first member of its 2020 class.