Kansas basketball lands first commitment of 2022 class Kyle Cuffe Jr.

Kansas basketball is officially on the board in the class of 2022 with the commitment of four-star recruit Kyle Cuffe Jr.

Bill Self and Kansas basketball have been hard at work on recruiting the class of 2022, and that hard work is starting to pay off. The Jayhawks got their first commitment from that class yesterday as Kyle Cuffe Jr. announced that he’d be coming to Lawrence.

Cuffe is ranked as a four-star recruit and No. 78 overall in the class of 2022. He held offers from other schools like Kansas State, Georgetown, Connecticut, Seton Hall, Providence, UCLA, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, and many others.

Standing at six-foot-two, Cuffe is a combo guard that can play at the point or shooting guard. It’s a position that the Jayhawks will need considering Marcus Garrett will graduate and Ochai Agbaji will likely be gone by that point.

There’s also a chance that Cuffe could reclassify to the 2021 class. The Jayhawks’ 2021 class is currently made up of Zach Clemence, KJ Adams, and Sydney Curry, who are all power forwards. Getting a guard in that class would be nice; however, it looks like Cuffe is planning on staying in the class of 2022 according to the KC Star.

The only scary thing about landing Cuffe this early is that there’s a long way to go between now and National Signing Day. The New Jersey native could receive other offers from powerhouses closer to home like Syracuse or Villanova, but it sounds like Cuffe does truly want to be in Lawrence.

By landing Cuffe, Kansas basketball will move into the top 10 in the 2022 recruiting class rankings according to Rivals. Granted there are only 15 teams listed, but landing Cuffe is still an excellent way for this 2022 Jayhawks class to begin. With any luck, Cuffe’s commitment will help entice other recruits to join head coach Bill Self and the Jayhawks in Lawrence.