The annual season-opening celebration has long been regarded as one of the most potent recruiting tools in the Kansas head coach's arsenal, and this year the crowd of visiting recruits appears to be bigger than ever.
Well, Head Coach Bill Self can tack three more names on to the roster of talent set to take in the Oct. 15 action courtside, all hailing from the Lone Star State. Class of 2013 standout twins Aaron and Andrew Harrison, as well as 2012 five-star big man Shaquille Cleare have decided to make the trip.
Aaron Harrison, Sr. – father of Aaron and Andrew and the coach of all three on the Houston Defenders AAU program – said Kansas has long been familiar with his sons, after assistant coach Danny Manning saw them at a workout during their eighth grade year.
Though the players themselves aren't extremely familiar with Kansas beyond the program's national reputation, the entire group is looking forward to Late Night.
"Anybody who likes college basketball knows the past history of it," Aaron, Sr. said, of Kansas basketball. "It'll be pretty interesting, and I've heard lots of stories (about Late Night)."
Also in attendance will be:
Class of 2011LeBryan Nash
Class of 2012
Zach Peters (Kansas commit)
Class of 2013