University of Kansas Coach Bill Self visited in-home with the top-rated point guard and 4th rated player overall in the ESPNU 100 basketball recruitment ranking for the class of 2010, Brandon Knight. The 6'3" guard from Ft. Lauderdale was unavailable for comment about how the visit went, but his mother Turgenia Knight spoke about the weekend meeting with www.theshiver.com on Sunday evening.
"The visit (from Coach Self) went very well," said Turgenia Knight. "Brandon finally got a chance to sit down one-on-one with (Self) and discuss style of play and how he coaches and how his game would fit (at Kansas)."
"Brandon has always had high thoughts of KU and the basketball program, but now he has a better feel for Coach Self and what Kansas is about," Knight added.
According to Knight, her son has not had the chance to focus on too many meetings with elite level coaches like Self. However, she noted that he is taking the process one step at a time and is trying to do it the right way and that he is being very diligent. He still has one-on-one visits scheduled with Syracuse and Duke before he starts the next step in his process–official campus visits.
As for Knight's scheduled official visit to Kansas on "Late Night in the Phog" on October 16th?
"Brandon had to cancel his visit to Kansas on 'Late Night' because he wants to go to his homecoming dance at (Pine Crest high School)," said Turgenia Knight. "He is going to reschedule a visit at Kansas for another time, but they have not set a new time yet."
There had been a rumor floating around that Knight had given the University of Miami a verbal, but there is nothing to that rumor according to his mother.
"Brandon has not given a verbal to anybody. His recruitment is still open, and is still open to (Kansas)," she said. "It is a step by step process. Next step is to get on campuses and see what the schools are actually like," Knight added.
Along with Kansas, Knight currently list Kentucky, Miami, UConn, Florida, Duke, and Syracuse among others.
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