Fall is nearly here, and for Kansas basketball fans that means they'll be seeing a number of recruits gracing their campus soon. One of the first visits will be this weekend as a four-star center graces the campus in Lawrence.
According to KUSports, 2020 center Mady Sissoko is slated to make his official visit to Kansas this coming weekend. He will reportedly be in attendance for the Kansas football team's home opener against Indiana State.
247Sports rates Sissoko as the No. 36 overall prospect in the country. He is the No. 7 center in the nation, and the No. 1 prospect from the state of Utah.
Per the report, head coach Bill Self believes that an impressive football program is useful to recruiting in basketball.
Hailing from the country of Mali, Sissoko spoke glowingly about the Jayhawks in a recent interview. He went so far as to call Kansas his "dream school."
“Kansas is a great program... They send a lot of players to the NBA and I want to go somewhere that can help me get to the next level. When I got to the United States, Kansas was my top dream school, but that does not mean that I want to go to my dream school. I want to go somewhere that I can fit in the program and I want to go somewhere that wants me the most.”
But Kansas will have to contend with a number of first-class programs that Sissoko has visited. He's already visited Colorado, Michigan State, UCLA, and in-state power BYU.
The Jayhawks have yet to land their first 2020 recruit. Will Mady Sissoko be the first?