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November 14, 2011 at 10:06 AM

Landen Lucas picks Kansas

Portland big man Landen Lucas, a three-star 2012 recruit, gave a verbal commitment to Kansas on Sunday. He was deciding between Washington, California, Stanford and Tennessee.
“Kansas was probably the only school I would have added in, because it’s so prestigious,” Lucas said told the Oregonian.
The Jayhawks were originally high on his list, but he eliminated them when he narrowed his list to four largely because KU was expected to land Kaleb Tarczewski, who is rated the No. 1 center and No. 6 overall prospect by ESPN.
When Tarczewski signed with Arizona, Kansas asked Lucas to make a last-minute visit and apparently he liked what he saw. The Jayhawks are getting a 6 foot 10 and 240-pound, power forward/center who is the son of former Oregon forward Richard Lucas.
Losing Lucas, who visited UW Nov. 5, is a blow for the Huskies. Reportedly they were hoping to land a big man and a shooting guard for the 2012 class.
Washington also missed on three-star wing DeMarquise Johnson who signed with Washington State.
The Huskies are the only Pac-12 team without a 2012 signee, but UW is redshirting freshmen point guard Andrew Andrews and forward Jernard Jarreau.
The early signing period ends Wednesday. The regular signing period is April 11-May 16.


MONDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Here’s our story from Washington’s 77-71 win last night over Florida Atlantic and a photo gallery from Aaron Jaffe.
— The News Tribune, Everett Herald and GoHuskies.com also wrote about the game. Here’s the box score and play by play along with post-game video interviews with Abdul Gaddy, C.J. Wilcox, Terrence Ross and coach Lorenzo Romar.
Doug Haller at the Arizona Republic voted Washington No. 22 in his AP top 25 ballot.
Big game tonight for Washington State which begins the season against No. 22 Gonzaga.
— Junior guard Kevin Parrom, who was recovering from a gunshot wound, made his season debut Sunday and helped No. 15 Arizona to a 73-63 win over Ball State. He had six points and four rebounds in 18 minutes. Prized freshman point guard Josiah Turner did not play.
— No. 23 California improved to 2-0 after a 81-54 victory over George Washington.
USC needs three-point shooters and it has one on the bench in newcomer Greg Allen. He made 63 of 161 (39%) three-point shots last season at Navarro College in Texas.

Comments | Topics: Abdul Gaddy, C.J. Wilcox, top 25

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