Kansas basketball: Pair of 5-star teammates to visit KU this weekend

A row of basketballs show the Kansas Jayhawk logo before the start of Saturday's game against Kentucky inside Allen Fieldhouse.
A row of basketballs show the Kansas Jayhawk logo before the start of Saturday's game against Kentucky inside Allen Fieldhouse. /

Kansas basketball will host two high school teammates on official visits this weekend, both of whom are top 10 players in the Class of 2024.

Ever since his health scare earlier this year, Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self has turned into a menace on the recruiting trail.

Kansas basketball is already getting an official visit from Cooper Flagg, the consensus No. 1 player in the country for 2024. Now,  the Jayhawks will get a visit from Flagg’s fellow teammates at Montverde Academy in Liam McNeeley and Derik Queen.

McNeeley is a 6-foot-7,190-pound forward from Richardson, Texas, and is rated as the No. 8 player according to 247 Sports Composite rankings. McNeeley has already visited Texas and Indiana, and it is considered to be a 3-man race to the end for him.

The Texas native has a very similar game to former Kansas star Gradey Dick. McNeeley’s excellence off the ball would allow him to play a complementary role, which can help him get on the floor very early in his college career.

Meanwhile, Queen is a 6-foot-9, 220-pound center from Baltimore, Maryland. The big man is rated as the No. 10 player in the 2024 class. Some compare Queen to Kansas basketball champion David McCormack with a more polished offensive game and the ability to step out beyond the arc.

Having Queen and McNeeley on campus for visits could be an attempt to help entice Flagg into committing to Kansas. It certainly doesn’t hurt to have two of his high school teammates come in for a visit ahead of his scheduled visit in October.

Self continues to show he is at the top of the college basketball world by getting six 5-star recruits on campus for an official visit in one recruiting cycle, which has definitely not been the case ever since the NCAA infraction case arose a little over six years ago.

READ: Infraction case being unsolved is embarrassing for NCAA

5-star combo guard Jalil Bethea, who is also one of the most highly touted players in the upcoming graduating year, is expected to be visiting the campus this weekend. Obtaining a commitment from any of these three players would be massive for Kansas basketball moving forward.

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