The 6-foot-3 inch Appleton, a one-time Virginia Tech signee, averages 12.5 points and 6 assists for his highly regarded junior college team.
"We met a lot of great coaches and visited a lot of great programs but I basically felt and Tyrone felt it was time to make a decision," Appleton's legal guardian James Dye said.
"I think they see Ty stepping in athletically in the program and being able to continue to roll. It wasn't a situation where he was looking to get 40 minutes a game or to be told he'd step in and be the guy."
Appleton signed with Virginia Tech coming out of high school. He didn't qualify. "From there he went to Midland," Dye said. "I think he's very satisfied with Kansas. He went through the process and when he was ready to make his decision he had evaluated everything."