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Kansas Basketball Recruiting: 4.01.16 Roster Update

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Let's take a look at the scholarship situation at KU.

Udoka Azubuike
Udoka Azubuike
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I thought I would give everyone a place to talk about the KU roster: Who's gone, who's still here, and who might be coming.

First, a look at who is planning on returning to Kansas for the 2016-17 campaign:

Who Returns
JR Frank Mason G
JR *Tyler Self F
JR Dwight Coleby F
JR Landen Lucas F
SO(Rs) *Clay Young F
SO Sviatoslav Mykahiliuk G
SO Devonte Graham G
FR LaGerald Vick G
FR Carlton Bragg, Jr F

*Self and Young are currently walk-ons.

Bragg and Svi have indicated that they plan on returning to KU next fall, but will still consult with their families in the next couple of weeks to make sure that is the right decision.

So who is leaving?

Who is Gone
SR Perry Ellis F
SR Jamari Traylor F
SR Hunter Mickelson F
SR *Evan Manning G
JR Wayne Selden, Jr G
JR Brannen Greene G
FR **Cheick Diallo F

*Evan Manning was a walk-on and does not free up a scholarship.

**Cheick Diallo can still return to Kansas as long as he does not hire an agent.

Assuming that no scholarships go to either of the current walk-ons, this means that Bill Self currently has five or possibly six (Diallo) available for next season.

Time to check the commit list for the 2016-17 season:

Who is Coming
4* Mitch Lightfoot F LOI
4* Udoka Azubuike F Verbal

Lightfoot signed his LOI in the early signing period a few months ago, while Azubuike verbally committed to KU in a hat ceremony on ESPNU back on January 28.

This means there are still three or four scholarships (Diallo) available.  According to 247Sports, Kansas is still in the running for five big-time commits:

Who Might Be Coming
5* Josh Jackson G
5* Terrance Ferguson G
5* Thon Maker F
4* Taurean Thompson F
4* Deshawn Corprew F

Josh Jackson is on most Jayhawk fans wishlist.  He is expected to commit during or immediately after the Nike Hoop Summit, which is on April 9.  Jackson has narrowed his list down to Kansas, Michigan State, and Arizona.

Terrance Ferguson has indicated that he will take all of his visits, including one to Kansas and one to Baylor, before committing.  His stated goal is to have a decision by April 13, although he hasn't set dates for the visits as of yet.

At last report, Thon Maker has said he won't be attending college if his eligibility is an issue.

I haven't seen any kind of decision date for Taurean Thompson other than "way deep spring." Thompson is reportedly waiting to see who is going pro and what options will be available to him.

Deshawn Corprew was at one point an Arkansas-Little Rock verbal, but has shot up the recruiting rankings over the past year.