Each year, Kansas fans from across the state and beyond take delight in cheering on their Jayhawks at season opening Late Night in the Phog festivities. Over the years, the event has also turned into an important recruiting tool. While a couple of last minute cancelations have trimmed the list of visitors, there will still be plenty of talent on hand.
Breaking Down The Visitors
Josh Selby- An unofficial visitor, the 6-foot-2 combo guard from Baltimore actually arrived on campus Thursday night. Not expected to make a decision until the Spring, Selby is perhaps the most explosive off the dribble scorer in the class of 2010. Kansas will be his first of several visits.
Doron Lamb- An official visitor, the Jayhawks are battling with Oklahoma, Arizona and Connecticut for the 6-foot-4 scorer from New York. Prepping at might Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill, Lamb has proven to be among the most crafty scorers in the country. In fact, few can claim as well developed a mid range game. Lamb is a product of the same New York Gauchos program that produced former Jayhawk Russell Robinson.
Royce Woolridge- Fans get so caught up in recruiting that they sometimes forget about Woolridge, which would be a mistake. A commitment since April of 2008, Woolridge is a well built 6-foot-2 scorer from Phoenix. Visiting Lawrence officially, Woolridge will surely be looking to talk some of his fellow visitors into joining him next season.
Harrison Barnes- For the second year in a row the Jayhawks will get a visit from the class of 2010's top player. A 6-foot-7 wing from Ames, Barnes will be making his third of five official visits (he's already been to Oklahoma and North Carolina while Duke and UCLA are still to come). This is Bill Self and staff's last chance to make an impression on Barnes and they'll surely be looking to put their best foot forward.
Josiah Turner- Making the trip out from California is the smooth Turner. A versatile 6-foot-2 guard from the class of 2011, Turner initially committed to Arizona State before deciding to reopen things. Since his de-commitment, Kansas has been a major factor in his recruitment and could emerge as his leader with a strong weekend visit.