Kansas making waves

With five-star Brannen Greene now in the fold the Kansas Jayhawks are one again looking very formidable on the recruiting trail.

Not too long ago one of the more popular and confusing questions in the world of basketball recruiting revolved around the Kansas Jayhawks. They were seemingly struggling on the recruiting trail, but now all seems to be well in Lawrence.

All spring and summer long Brannen Greene was showing off his outside jumper and making plays off the wing. At times Greene even moved to the point guard position where he handled himself fairly well.

Because of that Greene finished the summer ranked as a five-star prospect and the No. 22 player in the nation overall. With his play came not only a lofty ranking, but a whole host of scholarship offers.

With interest from schools like Kansas, Ohio State, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Florida, Harvard, Louisville, Connecticut, Memphis, and many others, Greene had a tough decision in front of him.

However at the end of the day the decision came down to only one school, and that school was Kansas. The Jayhawks hosted Greene for their Midnight Madness festivities, and from that point on it seemed as though they were in a good position to land his commitment.

Now the Jayhawks are on a good run recruiting wise. Along with Greene, Kansas has a commitment in the 2013 class from four-star prospect Conner Frankamp, and recently the 2012 class got a major boost from four-star wing Andrew White.

Everyone knew that Kansas wouldn't be down for too long on the recruiting trail. They still have one of the best recruiters in the game as their head coach, Bill Self, and also they have one of the best products to sell with as much tradition as any school in the country.

With Greene now in the fold, and accompanied by Frankamp and White, the backcourt is looking solid, now the question comes up front. The Jayhawks have a few solid pieces, most notably, Perry Ellis, but they still need to add more quality depth, especially depth with athleticism.

That leads directly in to one of Kansas' top prospects, and one of Greene's close friends, Chris Walker. Walker is the No. 6 ranked player in the country, and a 6-foot-10 power forward with athleticism and ability that is rarely seen.

Both Greene and Walker have talked about going to college together, though that is something that isn't set in stone, but having one good friend never hurts when it comes to getting the other one.

If Kansas can find a way to lure Walker or a prospect such as Jordan Mickey or Julius Randle, people will forget all about the short period of recruiting struggles that the Jayhawks went through. Instead it will be all about how once again Allen Fieldhouse is the home to one of the deepest and most talented teams in the country.

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