For the third straight year, the Kansas Jayhawks will be represented in the annual McDonald’s All-American Game following Tuesday’s 2024 roster announcement.
Kansas basketball commit Flory Bidunga – who has already signed his letter of intent to play for KU – was one of 24 high school athletes selected to play in this year’s game. The 6-foot-9 center from Kokomo, Indiana, is KU’s lone commit (as of now) playing in the game and will suit up for the West squad.
Bidunga is a consensus top-1o recruit in the country. He picked Kansas (somewhat surprisingly) over Duke back in August. He also held offers from Indiana, Purdue, Michigan State, and others.
This year, Bidunga averages 17.9 points, 12.9 rebounds and 4.3 blocked shots per game playing for Kokomo High School. In 2022-23, he was named the Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year after averaging 20.2 points, 13.8 rebounds and 4.5 blocked shots per game.
Bidunga becomes the 51st future Jayhawk to have been named a McDonald’s All-American. However, there are three uncommitted prospects who could add their names to that list in the near future.
Five-star McDonald’s All-Americans Karter Knox (guard), Derik Queen (center), and Bryson Tucker (small forward) all have KU on their lists. Queen may be a long shot due to Bidunga’s commitment and the possibility of Hunter Dickinson returning to school, but Tucker and Knox are both real possibilities for Kansas head coach Bill Self and his staff.
Fans can watch the future Jayhawk in person on April 2 at the Toyota Center in Houston or by tuning in to ESPN for television coverage.