With the official start of the 2011-2012 college basketball season just a few days away, prospects from throughout the country are eyeing the weekend with growing excitement as they prepare for unofficial or official visits.
Of the Class of 2013 prospects who will be in attendance, one of those the Jayhawks have pursued the longest is Middle Village (N.Y.) Christ the King shooting guard Isaiah Lewis.
A four-star prospect, Lewis has dealt most closely on the Kansas staff with assistant coach Joe Dooley - who stopped by Christ the King two weeks ago to watch the big shooting guard take part in a workout.
"We have a great relationship," Lewis said. "He came all the way from Lawrence, Kan. to New York to come see me."
Dooley has done an excellent job prepping him for 'Late Night,' an by now the Empire State product is well-aware of what to expect. He knows it will be a packed house and the atmosphere at Allen Fieldhouse will be electric; so sharing the experience with friends will help make it that much more memorable.
He is particularly close with Greene, whom he met while on the AAU circuit when their respective teams stayed in the same hotel.
"We really talk about going to school together, and we're really looking into it," Lewis said. "I think it's really possible for me and him to play in the (same) backcourt."
Indeed, there has been much speculation regarding a potential Late Night commitment from Lewis. And while he wants to meet Self and the rest of the staff in person, get to know the players and experience the fanbase, he acknowledged it was a possibility.
"I'm really going to look into it before I do anything," he said. "But it's definitely possible, yes."