Amier Ali includes Kansas basketball as one of five schools in final list

A 4-star recruit in the Class of 2024, Amier Ali, is down to five schools. Kansas basketball is in contention for the IMG Academy forward.

One of the top wings in the upcoming graduating high school class will make his college decision between the Kansas Jayhawks and four other schools.

Kansas, Kentucky, Alabama, Arizona State, and Arkansas are in contention for the 6-foot-8 forward. He attends athletic powerhouse IMG Academy and is one of the team’s best players.

The Jayhawks’ coaching staff has kept a close eye out on Ali for quite some time. They extended an offer to him in April of 2022, eight days after Bill Self won his second national championship at the university.

According to 247 Sports Composite rankings, Ali is the 51st-best player in the Class of 2024 and the 9th-best player in Florida. Meanwhile, he ranks 56th in the country on On3 and 76th on Rivals.

Ali already has an idea when he will commit. “I would say September or October, somewhere around there,” he said. “That’s when I’ll probably make my decision.”

When asked about why he likes Kansas, Ali responded: “I love the way they handled Gradey Dick. Also, Bill Self is a great coach and one of the greatest of all time.”

He is definitely right about that. Bill Self has a long history of developing players into their best form. If he were to commit to Kansas basketball, he’d become the second pledge of the 2024 class alongside top center Flory Bidunga.

As of now, he has only taken visits to Florida State, Ohio State, and Alabama. He figures to take one or two more before deciding, and they’d likely be to Kentucky and/or Arizona State.

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