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Tyus Jones Plans To Visit Baylor

Tyus Jones, rated the nation’s top point guard in the class of 2014, is planning to visit Baylor in a couple of weeks.

Jones is also believed to be considering Michigan State, Duke and Minnesota.

Via Jeff Borzello/CBSSports.com (via Twitter)

Mark Lyons Will Visit Kansas, Arizona, Kentucky

Former Xavier guard Mark Lyons is set to visit Kansas, Arizona, and Kentucky, his prep school coach, Jason Smith, confirmed.

Lyons, a 6-foot-1 combo guard, averaged 15.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists last season at Xavier.

Via Kansas City Star

Kansas Extends Offer To Chris McCullough

Chris McCullough, a 6-foot-8, 200-pound forward, received a scholarship offer on Tuesday from Kansas.

McCullough is a top-15 prospect in the class of 2014.

“I’m looking for playing time as a freshman and want a school with a good graduation rate,” McCullough said. “I want an up-tempo, fast-pace team that uses the pick and roll.”

Via Lawrence Journal World

Thomas Robinson Signs With Agent Tony Dutt

Thomas Robinson will be represented by Tony Dutt and Rivals Sports Group, according to a source.

Dutt’s client list includes former Kansas players Marcus and Markieff Morris.

Robinson is projected as a top-5 in this year’s draft.

Via Chris Broussard/ESPN.com (via Twitter)

Quincy Miller Opts To Enter Draft

Quincy Miller has changed his mind and will declare for the NBA draft instead of returning to Baylor.

"On April 10, I kind of rushed my decision because I had a lot of pressure to make a decision," Miller said. "I let the decision get to me. Every ballplayer has dreamed of being an NBA player. I also wanted to finish this semester without the distraction, and I've done that.

"It's going to be disappointing to some fans. I apologize if I excited too many people, but I feel like this is the best move for me. I love Baylor so much. I love the campus. I love the university. I love everything about Baylor. But I think, for myself right now, this was best for me."

Miller, who was the co-Big 12 freshman of the year, is projected as a mid first round pick.

Via Yahoo! Sports

Elijah Johnson Underwent Successful Knee Surgery

Elijah Johnson underwent surgery to have floating particles removed from his left knee.

Johnson will return to the court in six to eight weeks, Kansas coach Bill Self indicated.

“The reason we’re not going to bring him back sooner is there’s no reason to rush it,” Self said, explaining, “it was a scope. There was some swelling. When you have floating particles, they need to get in there and clean it up. By the middle of June he should be close to 100 percent. He should be good to go in June. This will not set him back at all.”

Johnson averaged 10.2 points, 3.5 assists and 3.2 rebounds this past season.

Via Lawrence Journal World

Sterling Gibbs Transferring To Seton Hall

Sterling Gibbs, a 6-1, 185-pound guard formerly of the University of Texas, has selected Seton Hall as his new destination.

Gibbs averaged just 7.5 minutes and 2.6 points per game for the Longhorns as a freshman this past season.

"I’ve had a great year at Texas," Gibbs said in a statement released by Texas at the time of his transfer. "I’ve improved as a basketball player and as a person during my time here. If my decision had to do with basketball only, I would not be leaving Texas. But my decision is family-related and involves more than basketball."

Via Newark Star-Ledger

Jabari Parker Plans To Narrow List To Five

Jabari Parker wants to narrow his extensive list to a final five later this spring. Parker is considering offers from Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, North Carolina and Illinois, among others.

The 6-foot-8 forward led Chicago Simeon High to 33-1 record and a third straight state championship this past season.

He has one more state title than Simeon alum Derrick Rose, with one season to go.

"He's good, a polished player to be so young," says Rose, who gets to keep an eye on Parker while he leads his hometown Chicago Bulls. "Has the will to win, and that's all you need."

Via Champaign-Urbana News Gazette

Allerik Freeman Expands List To Include Duke, UCLA, Ohio State

Allerik Freeman has expanded his list of potential college destinations to include Duke, UCLA, and Ohio State.

“Like most kids he had a change of heart and added UCLA and Ohio State,” Freeman’s high school coach, Ty Baumgardner said.

“Just in the last couple of weeks, Duke has shown some interest. Coach [Chris] Collins and Al have had some communication through email. Word is Coach K is going to watch him this weekend.”

Freeman, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound guard out of Charlotte, NC., is also considering Villanova and Kansas.

Via ZagsBlog.com

Tony Parker Trims List To Five, Plans To Announce Next Week

Tony Parker has narrowed his focus down to Ohio State, Kansas, Duke, UCLA and Georgia.

Parker eliminated Memphis and Georgetown from consideration and plans to make his decision late next week.

“I haven’t worked out all of the details yet, but next week is the week,” said Parker. “I’m just ready to get it over with. It’s been a long process, and I’m ready for it to be over. I’m still weighing things out, but I gave myself 'til next week. That’s when it’s happening.”

Via Sporting News

Big 12 Conference Archives

Oriakhi Transfers To Missouri

Alex Oriakhi committed to Missouri during a visit to the campus Friday.

Isaiah Austin Plans To Focus On Defense, Rebounding At Baylor

Isaiah Austin is a top-4 recruit in the class of 2012.

Tyshawn Taylor Hopes To Be Drafted By Lakers

Thomas Robinson hopes the Lakers select him in this yearís draft.

Thomas Robinson Brushes Off Concern Over Height

Thomas Robinson isnít bothered by concerns over his height.

Cameron Ridley Signs With Texas

Cameron Ridley is considered a top-10 prospect in the class of 2012.

Le'Bryan Nash Struggled To Adjust To Competition At College Level

Le'Bryan Nash gave himself a grade of "B" for his freshman season at Oklahoma State.

Oriakhi Trims List To Four

Alex Oriakhi has narrowed his list of transfer schools to four.

Quincy Miller Staying At Baylor

Quincy Miller earned conference freshman of the year honors during the 2011-12 season.

Tony Parker Unlikely To Sign On April 11

Tony Parker is a top-30 recruit in the class of 2012.

Perry Jones III Declares For Draft

Perry Jones is projected as a lottery pick in this year's draft.

Thomas Robinson To Declare For Draft

Thomas Robinson is expected to declare for the NBA draft.

Self: McLemore As Talented As Robinson, Taylor

Ben McLemore is a 6-foot-5, 185-pound guard out of St. Louis, Mo.

Khris Middleton Declares For Draft

Khris Middleton missed 12 games this past season after undergoing surgery on his right knee.

Ohio State Reportedly Out Of Running For Tony Parker

Tony Parker is expected to announce his collegiate decision on April 11.

Oriakhi Plans To Visit UNC, Duke, Kentucky, Missouri

Alex Oriakhi is looking for more playing time after three years at Connecticut.

Royce White Aware Anxiety Disorder Could Impact Draft Selection

Royce White is open about dealing with an anxiety disorder that includes a fear of flying.

Thomas Robinson Noncommittal About Turning Pro

Thomas Robinson mostly avoided questions about entering the NBA draft.

J'Covan Brown To Enter Draft

J'Covan Brown will bypass his senior season and enter the 2012 NBA draft.

Jayhawks Not Intimidated By Davis, Kentucky

Kansas made it clear they plan to attack Anthony Davis in the paint.

Harrison Twins Narrow List To Kentucky, Villanova, Maryland, Baylor

Aaron and Andrew Harrison are regarded as top-10 prospects in the class of 2013.
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