Kansas coaches check in on 2012 big man

The Kansas Jayhawks are in on many of the top players in the Class of 2012, and Southborough, Mass. center Kaleb Tarczewski has earned a spot at the top of the heap.

Kansas Head Coach Bill Self has been a busy man in the past couple of weeks, and Sunday his tour of the country while on the recruiting trail continued with a stop at the St. Mark's School.

There, Self and his staff were one of a number of programs to attend the school's open gym and get yet another glimpse at two of the country's top 2012 prospects – Alex Murphy and Kaleb Tarczewski.

Kansas has been a part of Tarczewski's recruitment for months, and the elite center has long maintained a high level of interest in the Jayhawks. Jayhawks assistant coach Joe Dooley is the program's lead recruiter for the big seven-footer, and during the July evaluation period was present virtually every time Tarczewski set foot on the court.

Though he is receiving interest from some of the biggest names in the game, don't expect a decision to come soon. He has repeatedly expressed a desire to gather all available information, and will take his time in selecting a school.

Tarczewski currently holds offers from a large number of schools, including Arizona, Boston College, Georgetown, Indiana, Kansas, Providence, Virginia, Wake Forest and West Virginia.

This week, the recruiting trail will bring Self and Co. a little closer to home, as Scout.com's #20 prospect – Perry Ellis of Wichita (KS) Heights – will conduct an open gym Wednesday evening. Coaches from Kansas, Memphis, Stanford, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and more will be in attendance.

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