Kansas basketball makes top-four for No. 1 ranked point guard in 2025 class

The Jayhawks are close to landing a top prospect

Kansas basketball is in the running for some of the best prospects in the 2025 recruiting class. The Jayhawks are looking to land several high schoolers in the upcoming cycle with several key contributors set to graduate after the 2024-25 season. HC Bill Self and his staff are eager to reel in potential NBA talent.

One of the players KU has stayed in close contact with is Darius Acuff. The top-ranked point guard in his graduating year embarked on a visit to Lawrence in April and is a priority for Self and Co. This past week, he released his top four and included Kansas in his final list of schools.

Top-ranked PG Darius Acuff includes Kansas Jayhawks in final list

The Detroit native will be choosing between Kansas, Michigan, Arkansas, and UConn for his college destination. His decision is not imminent but he has taken visits to three of the four schools he is considering. Surprisingly, Acuff cut Kentucky out of his list in favor of UConn, which he has not visited yet.

Acuff is a 6-foot-3 guard who has been lauded for his scoring and playmaking. He is a versatile offensive player who can score in a variety of ways, including at the rim or as a jump-shooter. Many professional scouts believe he will be an eventual lottery pick in the NBA Draft, and he could very well be a one-and-done.

He holds several accomplishments under his belt, including winning a gold medal with the 2024 USA Men's U18 National Team and being named MVP at the FIBA U18 AmeriCup. Acuff attends IMG Academy in Florida, one of the most prestigious athletic high schools in the country.

Seeing Self recruit elite talent like Acuff is promising for Jayhawk fans. Landing a commitment from either him or Darryn Peterson would be a home run for the Kansas basketball program. We will keep everyone updated as his recruitment continues to progress.