Kansas fans have been loving life with the recent commitments for the 2004 and 2005 classes. With next year's class complete, Bill Self's staff has switched their focus completely to 2005 and beyond. The point guard and wing positions have been taken care of with top 15 players Mario Chalmers and Micah Downs giving verbals, and 6'8" power forward Tyler Hansbrough remains a huge priority. Where does KU go from here with their final two or possibly three scholarships? Lamar Falley is a combo guard from Las Vegas who continues to show some legitimate interest in the Jayhawks.
"Kansas is a good school, and they have been recruiting me the hardest," said Falley whose developed a good relationship with KU assistant Joe Dooley. "Of course I want to visit Kansas. I would like to talk with Coach Dooley in person."
Falley indicated he plans on setting up some official visits this Summer for next Fall. "I plan on taking all five of my officials, unless I fall in love with a place on one of my visits." Other schools who could score a visit with Falley include UConn, Texas, UCLA, USC, Tennessee, and UNLV.
In fact, the Vegas combo guard has already visited UNLV. Falley has checked out the campus in the past and logged an unofficial visit to see the Running Reb's facilities last year. "They're a pretty good team. The competition level may not be as high, but they do have some history."
Falley claims location will not play a major factor in his final decision, but there are some other areas that are at the top of his list. "I want to go to a school where I'm going to play and gain experience the first couple of years. A place where I can develop as a basketball player and a student."
It appears Falley believes KU could have that kind of feel. "The Kansas coaches show interest in both my life and in basketball. That has really stood out to me."