Before we delve into the happenings in Jayhawk Nation, I just want to wish all of you out there a Happy Easter from us here at RCT.
Let's start with some SB Nation happenings. As you all know, the Masters is today so why don't you head on over to Waggle Room, the resident golfing blog, and talk some Tiger. Also, yesterday the SB Nation family added another member with the addition of a Buffalo Bills blog in Buffalo Rumblings so all of you, whether you're a Bills fan or not, should go on over and check it out. There have also been a couple of coaching moves in the past week, most notably Billy Gillispie leaving Texas A&M and taking the job at Kentucky. However, there was the entire Dana Altman saga where he accepted the job at Arkansas but then decided there was no place like home and went back to Creighton. And finally, our nemesis Bobby Huggins decided to depart and head to his Alma Mater, the West Virginia Mountaineers.
Back to the Jayhawks as the assistant coaches are already on their way out on the recruiting trail for 2008 recruits. We could have as many as 7 scholarships available depending on who departs for the NBA, so the '08 class will majorly affect this team for a long time. Here are some of the players we are interested in:
Warren, who attends the same high school that ex-Jayhawk Keith Langford did and has been a standout on Team Texas AAU for three seasons, has a list of KU, Texas, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, UConn, Baylor, Florida and Arizona. The No. 13 player in the Class of '08 is regarded as the top prospect in Texas.
The country's No. 15 player, who competes for SE Elite AAU, says he is not planning on narrowing his lengthy list of schools until summer's end.
He likes KU, Mississippi State, Mississippi, Memphis, Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia Tech. Osby is projected to be a small forward in college, though he has played all five positions in high school. KU's coaches have made several trips to Mississippi to watch prime target Osby.
Releford, Rivals.com's No. 50 player, plays for Kansas City Pump-N-Run AAU -- an organization that has produced KU guard Brady Morningstar, as well as KU signee Tyrel Reed and invited walk-on Conner Teahan.
Releford likes KU, North Carolina, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas State, Louisville and others. He's attended several KU basketball games the past couple of seasons.
Morgan, who attends the alma mater of KU freshman Darrell Arthur and plays for Fort Worth Elite AAU, is Rivals.com's No. 83 player. A true back-to-the-basket pivot, Morgan is considering KU, Baylor, Cincinnati, Georgetown, UNLV and Iowa State.
The No. 1 player in the Class of '08 is considering heavyweights KU, Duke, North Carolina, UConn, Florida, Louisville, Texas, Southern Cal and LSU. He plays for New Orleans Panthers AAU.
Gordon, the country's No. 16 player, is known as a strong shot blocker and rebounder. Oakland Soldiers AAU power forward Gordon has a list of KU, Kentucky, North Carolina, UCLA, Duke, Washington, Arizona and Oregon.