Kansas basketball lands first commit in class of ’21 with Zach Clemence

Kansas basketball locks in four-star quintessential stretch four, Zach Clemence, for the 2021 recruiting class.

Rising senior, Zach Clemence, has officially committed to don the Kansas basketball crimson and blue starting in the 2021 season. Clemence is a 6-foot-9 power-forward from Wichita, KS and is the No. 34 overall player in the 2021 recruiting class according to 247Sports.

Tall and lanky, Clemence has the ability to sink corner-3’s over most defenders while maintaining the strength to post-up in the paint when needed. As the stretch-four position continues to be a favorite among coaches with the ability to play anywhere on the court, Coach Self will be able to immediately utilize Clemence skillset in the Jayhawks offense.

Here’s what Zach had to say when asked about his thoughts on Coach Self and his verbal commitment by 247Sports:

“He’s a great coach, he’s going to be a Hall of Fame coach. It’s a great program and I think it’ll be the best for me with my college experience.”

Clemence has no problem putting the ball on the court and slashing through defenders on his way to the basket either. Without a doubt, this kid is an all-around offensive stud. Take a look at some of his highlights below or at HUDL.

As the No. 8 overall power forward in the 2021 class, Clemence is a steal for the Kansas Jayhawks. He’s got a frame that will allow him to grow (see Mitch Lightfoot) and has proven himself offensively on the court. I would, however, like to see some more of his defensive highlights, as Clemence can be seen holding back in a couple of clips to set himself up for a quick catch-and-shoot bucket.

With his senior season ahead look for the Kansas basketball commit to continue to come into his own, utilizing his size and offensive abilities to dominant opponents.

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