May 23, 2006

Plenty of talent at the Memorial Day Classic

On Friday morning, Jayhawk Slant will travel to Nashville, Tenn., site of the Nike Memorial Day Classic. Now that the schedules have been released, Jayhawk Slant is here to provide KU fans with a small breakdown of some of the players that will be in Tennessee this weekend.

Jayhawk Slant will be in Nashville, Tenn., this weekend to cover the Nike Memorial Day Classic. Some of the nation's most highly coveted players will be on hand for the event. Additionally, quite a few KU prospects will participate in the MDC.

"Kyle Singler, Derrick Rose, Gary Johnson, Xavier Henry and Corperryale Harris are just a few of the KU targets that will be in Nashville this weekend," said Jerry Meyer. "All players have had outstanding springs. Harris has proved to be one of the top players in the class of 2007 with his play so far.

"Gary Johnson is a strong and physical player that is very productive around the basket," he added. "Xavier Henry is one of the top players in the class of 2009 and has played very well this spring. Derrick Rose has had an outstanding spring. He has proved to be the top point guard in the class, right behind O.J. Mayo. Derrick is the only big time player on his team, so he has gotten it done all by himself. Kyle is very similar to Rose. He is the only top player on his team and he is playing out of position right now. Kyle has been great this spring."

There is no doubt that new names will appear throughout the MDC. Jayhawk Slant will be there to provide Jayhawk fans with nonstop coverage from start to finish. We will be breaking down each game and talking with players throughout the weekend.

Where does KU stand with Elite point guard?

It will be interesting to see what Rose, the No. 3 ranked player in the class, has to say about his recruitment. KU has been listed on and off with Rose, so it is not yet known how interested the 6-foot-4, 185-pound point guard really is in the Jayhawks.

Arizona, DePaul, Illinois, Indiana, Louisville, Marquette, Memphis, Michigan State, North Carolina and Virginia have also been mentioned.

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