Kansas Basketball Recruiting: Braeden Anderson Commits to Jayhawks

Garrett TuckerCorrespondent IApril 10, 2011

Bill Self and three assistants visited Braeden Anderson at his Canada home this weekend, attempting to sway him to become a Jayhawk.

However, Anderson was scheduled to make his decision after the Kentucky Derby Classic, along with visits to Kentucky and Arizona (April 15th.)

Nevertheless, he knew the right place to go: Kansas.

"It was a gut decision. Just felt right," he told Anthony Wireman.

Anderson's decision comes a couple of weeks after the Morris twins announced their intentions to put their respective names in the 2011 NBA draft.

"Bill Self told Braeden he'll have an excellent opportunity to come in and start..." Wireman explained.

The Jayhawks also seemed to be expressing the most interest in him, as they offered him a scholarship early, different from Kentucky.

Anderson, once a commit to DePaul, had become one of the most sought-after recruits left on the board, especially by teams lacking size and athleticism down low.

He now joins Naadir Tharpe and Ben McLemore in Self's recruiting class.

Kansas wasn't looking too good late in March with only one signee (Tharpe), but Kansas fans now have the opportunity to be excited.

Kansas still has a slim chance at grabbing DeAndre Daniels, but recent reports have him going to Duke.

Either way, today, the Kansas Jayhawks have improved.


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Bill Self told Braeden he'll have an excellent opportunity to come in and start with the Morris twins leaving for the NBA...