Kansas basketball has officially offered Jaden Bradley, a point guard and top-ten overall recruit from the class of 2022.
Kansas basketball head coach Bill Self isn’t letting the recruiting ban slow him down. The Jayhawks have offered Jaden Bradley, one of the top-ten overall recruits in the class of 2022 according to 247 Sports. As of now, Bradley is the second-highest ranked player Kansas has offered in their 2022 class behind Amari Bailey.
As of now, the Jayhawks are the latest team to offer Bradley. He also has offers from Texas Tech, Xavier, Florida State, Auburn, Wake Forrest, and others. While they haven’t extended offers yet, Bradley has also unofficially visited Kentucky and North Carolina. The fact that Kansas was the first of the blue blood schools to offer Bradley could really benefit them down the road.
Last season, Bradley filled up the stat sheet. He averaged 23 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists according to the Independent Tribune. Here is what Bradley’s high school coach had to say about his scoring ability and style:
“He gets to the rim at-will and plays with his feet in the paint all the time, so his numbers are pretty legit numbers. He didn’t shoot a lot of free throws. I think the most free throws he attempted in a game was maybe eight or 10. And for a kid as explosive as he is, he’s having to do it the old-fashioned way – with 2’s and 3’s, as opposed to one by one.”
Standing at six-foot-two, Bradley could be the next great Jayhawk point guard to come out of North Carolina. A couple of four and five-star recruits by the names of Devonte’ Graham and Devon Dotson also came from Tar Heel territory, and they had pretty successful careers at Kansas.
The Jayhawks will lose a lot of guard talent after the 2021 season, so having a five-star point guard coming in would help the Jayhawks tremendously in the 2022 season. It’s all about keeping good players in the pipeline, and so far, Bill Self has done a great job of that.
Kansas basketball has done a good job of getting to Bradley early. While his decision is probably not going to happen for a while, being the first big-time school to extend an offer will likely be an advantage in Kansas’ favor.