Kansas Targets in Action at T.O.C.

The Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions featured a number of players from all over the country and quite a few that are Kansas targets. Here's a look at how they played and how their recruiting process is developing.

Alex Legion, Michigan HurricanesAlthough he didn't have a good game in the semi-finals against the Southern California All-Stars, Legion is definitely one of the top players in the class of 2007. The 6-foot-4 guard can do so much, whether it's scoring from the three-point line, mid-range area, or even at the tin. Legion is a finesse type player and when he's on, he's close to unstoppable shooting the ball. Right now his list consists of six schools: Michigan, Michigan State, UCLA, Kansas, Duke, and North Carolina.

Perry Stevenson, Louisiana Stars-College coaches can always use a 6-10 guy with extremely long arms, maybe that's why so many are interested in Stevenson. He's good close to the basket and has a nice turn around jumper. Considering his weight of 190 pounds, Stevenson does rebound the ball well. Internet rumors circulated that Stevenson's top two were Kentucky and Kansas, that's just not the case. While Kentucky is on his list, the big guy didn't list the Jayhawks and said that Kansas hadn't shown him much interest as of late. The rest of his list included Texas Tech, Texas, Baylor, and Georgia Tech.

Corey Stokes, The Playaz-Running with one of the better teams on the circuit this year, Stokes gets lost in the shadow at times. Ultimately he is one of the best prospects on the team. The 2007 player is a big guard with a stocky and strong body. Stokes uses his body well around the rim and excels at getting into the lane and finishing, but keeps defenses honest with his ability to knock down the trey. Stokes said that Kansas as well as Pittsburgh, Duke, Rutgers, Villanova, UNC, and UConn are recruiting him the hardest. While Kansas is recruiting him, I'm not sure if Stokes will ever be a Jayhawk. When asked what he liked about the Jayhawks he responded, "I've never been a Kansas fan."

DeAndre Jordan, Houston Swoosh-I'd imagine Jordan is going to become a hot commodity very soon. His length and ability to change shots is worth recruiting him alone. His team didn't get him the ball much in the paint, but when he got a chance he showed off a nice touch around the basket. There are a number of schools on him among them are Arizona, Arizona State, Florida State Oklahoma, North Carolina, UConn, Georgia Tech, Texas, Texas A&M, Georgia, Cincinnati, Kansas and Kentucky.

Harrison Smith, Houston Swoosh-The older teammate of DeAndre Jordan is a 6-foot-3 shooting guard with a good stroke from the three-point line. Jordan goes to the whole strong and handles the ball well. He currently has two offers UConn and FSU. But he said his top four are Kansas, Wake Forest, UConn and Texas.

Michael Sanchez, Arkansas Hawks-Sanchez is one of the better outlet passers I've seen, and it doesn't stop there he sees the floor well and if there's someone open he will usually find them. He handles the ball well for a big man, but I'd like to see him in the post more because his drop step and turn around moves are nice. Among the schools recruiting Sanchez, who has already unofficially visited Kansas, are UNC, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Miami, Illinois, Kansas and Tennessee.

Anthony McClain, D.C. Assualt-Playing on a team loaded with 2007 talent, McClain doesn't always get to show off his ability. But when he is in the game he displays a soft touch around the basket and rebounds the ball efficiently especially on the offensive end. There are three schools in the running with the 7-footer right now. The three are Georgetown, Kansas, and Virginia Tech.


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