Blue Chip 7-Footer Among Elite Visitors to KU

When Bill Self hosts his annual Elite Camp at the University of Kansas in a couple of weeks, it's set to be a positively star-studded affair.

The list of players in attendance already includes the likes of Jabari Brown and Ben McLemore from the Class of 2011, as well as Shabazz Muhammad, J.P. Tokoto, Marcus Paige, Nino Jackson, Perry Ellis and Adam Woodbury from the Class of 2012.

Last week, that list got a little bit bigger – both in size and in talent – when 7-foot center Kaleb Tarczewski made the decision to attend, after some possible scheduling conflicts were cleared.

"It was about a week ago that everything kind of fell into place," said Tarczewski, one of the fastest-rising prospects in the Class of 2012. "And I found out I'd be able to go."

Tarczewski spoke with Kansas assistant Joe Dooley – his lead recruiter with the program – to notify him of his plans to attend, and Dooley was understandably excited.

This will be Tarczewski's first Elite Camp experience with any college program, though not his first visit to the Lawrence campus. During the Jayhawk Invitational AAU tournament in late April, the center visited unofficially with the rest of his New England Playaz team – including fellow 2012 prospect Alex Murphy.

This time, Tarczewski said, he's hoping to learn a little bit more about what makes the Kansas program tick.

After getting down to business on the hardwood, of course.

"It's Kansas, so they must have other really high level players going there," he said. "So I'm sure it will be a good time. "We'll have some fun and also get to work."

Tarczewski currently holds offers from Arizona, Boston College, Georgetown, Indiana, Kansas and Providence. Top Stories