Kansas basketball: Four-star recruit Franck Kepnang receives offer

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Kansas basketball has recently extended an offer to four-star recruit Franck Kepnang, a six-foot-ten center in the class of 2021.

As the saying goes, “recruiting never stops,” even for a pandemic. Kansas basketball head coach Bill Self has been hard at work on the recruiting trail, as the Jayhawks recently offered four-star Franck Kepnang out of Westtown School in Pennsylvania.

Kepnang is a six-foot-ten big man with offers from other schools like Connecticut, Indiana, Ohio State, Syracuse, UCLA, and others. Kepnang has received interest from Kentucky as well.

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Kansas is the first Big 12 school and blue blood to offer Kepnang (depending on your definition of “blue blood,” but that’s a story for another time); however, other schools like UCONN, Syracuse, and Indiana are quite prestigious offers too.

Considering Kansas has yet to get a single commitment in its recruiting class of 2021, Kepnang could be a really big pickup for the Jayhawks. They’ll need a big man to replace Silvio De Sousa and Mitch Lightfoot, who are both seniors this season. David McCormack also only has two more years of eligibility left.

Here is Franck Kepnang’s offer announcement on Twitter:

247 Sports’ recruiting profile of Kepnang listed his player comparison to current Jayhawk Silvio De Sousa, citing his ability to dunk as well as his “tremendous build and length.” That kind of athleticism is would make any college coach excited, but there is one drawback: he’s a “limited offensive player” according to 247.

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The good news for Kansas basketball is that Bill Self has a great reputation for developing four-year players, and Kepnang seems like a great target. He has a great frame plus exceptional athleticism, and if Self and his staff can improve the finer points of his game, Kepnang has a shot at the NBA.