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Old Dog
11-17-2008, 03:53 PM
Didn't see it posted

LAWRENCE -- Elijah Johnson, a guard from Cheyenne High School in Las Vegas, on Monday signed his letter of intent to play at Kansas.
He is the second signee for KU in the class of 2009, one that, with forward Thomas Robinson, is shaping up as an unusually athletic class.

"If (Johnson) was on our team right now, he would, hands down, be the best athlete on our team," Kansas coach Bill Self said.

Johnson (6-foot-2, 183) is the No. 27 player in his class according to Rivals.com. He chose KU over Oklahoma and Texas.

"We've been recruiting Elijah for a long time, tried to get him to commit last year and couldn't get it done," Self said. "He's a phenomenal athlete, one of the best athletes in the class. He's not a true point guard, but we think he can become that. He's just a running, jumping, scoring, fast, active guard right now that can play point, but is more of a combo than a point."

Self said Johnson still needs to "learn how to play" but doesn't expect that to be a problem.

"We think his potential is very, very high," Self said. "He has a chance to be a terrific player. Athletically, he'll have very few equals."

Kansas is still looking for at least one more commitment from the class of 2009.



http://cjonline.com/stories/111708/bre_kujohnson.shtml

sedated
11-17-2008, 03:57 PM
in related news, Michael Snaer picked Florida State.

BWillie
11-17-2008, 04:14 PM
in related news, Michael Snaer picked Florida State.

In related news, Zah-vee-ay Henry will be committing to Kansas in the spring.

POND_OF_RED
11-17-2008, 04:47 PM
"If (Johnson) was on our team right now, he would, hands down, be the best athlete on our team," Kansas coach Bill Self said.

This is a great confidence boost to his players. What a stupid thing to say.

Dr. Facebook Fever
11-17-2008, 04:56 PM
This is a great confidence boost to his players. What a stupid thing to say.

Meh no big deal. If he's that great of an athelete they should be fine with it and welcome him with open arms.

POND_OF_RED
11-17-2008, 05:01 PM
Meh no big deal. If he's that great of an athelete they should be fine with it and welcome him with open arms.

After watching the first few games I would say the statement doesn't necessarily say much about how great of an athlete he is.

hawkchief
11-17-2008, 05:25 PM
After watching the first few games I would say the statement doesn't necessarily say much about how great of an athlete he is.

Jealous much?

Midnight_Vulture
11-17-2008, 05:27 PM
Is his dad getting an assistant coaching job too?? LOL

Ari Chi3fs
11-17-2008, 05:38 PM
2010 is shaping up to be another run at the 'ship. Love this signing... yes, now Xavier Henry or John Wall please.





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Skip Towne
11-17-2008, 05:43 PM
In related news, Zah-vee-ay Henry will be committing to Kansas in the spring.

I hope you're right. We need that dude.

KevB
11-17-2008, 05:47 PM
In related news, Zah-vee-ay Henry will be committing to Kansas in the spring.

Not if Henry signs with Memphis first.

Skip Towne
11-17-2008, 05:48 PM
in related news, Michael Snaer picked Florida State.

Never heard of him.

BWillie
11-17-2008, 06:08 PM
If we sign either Wall, Henry, or Cheeks then this will be a better class than that Chalmers, Rush, and Wright class of 2005. Either way, KU dominance in the future is still imminent. Except for probably this year.

POND_OF_RED
11-17-2008, 06:22 PM
Jealous much?

Did you read my post wrong? I've already stated I have watched them play so please enlighten me as to what I am jealous of?

Kyle DeLexus
11-17-2008, 06:24 PM
If we sign either Wall, Henry, or Cheeks then this will be a better class than that Chalmers, Rush, and Wright class of 2005. Either way, KU dominance in the future is still imminent. Except for probably this year.

Yeah, this year could be a little rough...I'm very excited about the future though.

Coach
11-17-2008, 06:40 PM
Is his dad getting an assistant coaching job too?? LOL

Shut the fuck up, Donny.

Kyle DeLexus
11-17-2008, 06:51 PM
Is his dad getting an assistant coaching job too?? LOL

Hey that's how big time college athletic programs do it, might as well run with it and just so you know we are reserving that coaching spot for Xavier Henry or John Wall's dad.

ArrowheadHawk
11-17-2008, 07:42 PM
This guy orally committed on 10/19/2008. So this isn't really a big news story. He just made it official.

BigVE
11-17-2008, 08:15 PM
This guy orally committed on 10/19/2008. So this isn't really a big news story. He just made it official.

Thanks, thats what I was thinking too.

KCChiefsMan
11-17-2008, 08:36 PM
nice. in 2009/20010 we will be back on top and contending again. I'll take a year or 2 of mediocrity for a championship

KevB
11-17-2008, 10:47 PM
FYI, lots of noise on several sites about Xavier Henry committing to Memphis tomorrow morning. We'll see....

KevB
11-17-2008, 11:39 PM
Just announced during Memphis' game on ESPN right now that Henry will pick a school on ESPN tomorrow morning at 7:45.

Reerun_KC
11-17-2008, 11:41 PM
I saw that...

Kind of exciting...

I hope he picks KU, that would be killer!

Ultra Peanut
11-17-2008, 11:47 PM
FYI, lots of noise on several sites about Xavier Henry committing to Memphis tomorrow morning. We'll see....I'm a little antsy in my pantsy.

BWillie
11-18-2008, 12:46 AM
FYI, lots of noise on several sites about Xavier Henry committing to Memphis tomorrow morning. We'll see....

Of course it would be to Memphis if you are reading a Memphis Board. I have not heard that he was announcing until the spring, but maybe his grill has healed up enough from the car wreck. Onto kusports.com I go

BWillie
11-18-2008, 01:02 AM
On second thought after further research, apparently ESPN announced during the Memphis & UMass game that X is making his decision tomorrow morning at 745 am. From all other sources, it appears X is going to Memphis because CJ Henry already signed to Memphis and he wants to be with his brother.

POND_OF_RED
11-18-2008, 01:17 AM
I'm a little antsy in my pantsy.

Evans looked good tonight. Made a few bad shots and a couple travels but that happens in the first few games. Definitely has the right speed to fit into that offense perfectly.

Ultra Peanut
11-18-2008, 01:21 AM
Yeah, Rose looked a lot like Evans at this point last year. The talent was obvious, but he hadn't completely adjusted to college speed yet.

Spoon still needs to bulk up, but he's going to be ridiculous when he puts it all together.

BWillie
11-18-2008, 01:33 AM
I can't tell you how bad I hate Memphis and that punk Dorsey. And their whiny head coach. I just can't help it. Now with X going to Memfizz, I can't even fathom how much I will despise them.

POND_OF_RED
11-18-2008, 01:36 AM
I can't tell you how bad I hate Memphis and that punk Dorsey. And their whiny head coach. I just can't help it. Now with X going to Memfizz, I can't even fathom how much I will despise them.

How can any KU fan hate Memphis? They practically handed the National Championship to you on a silver platter last year.

Ari Chi3fs
11-18-2008, 02:37 AM
Call me crazy, but I'd rather have teh 2008 National Championship than one high school basketball player who will be one and done at KU. I prefer 3 year ballers.




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Ultra Peanut
11-18-2008, 03:15 AM
False dichotomy, Ari. One and dones PLUS great multi-year players = success.

Silock
11-18-2008, 03:18 AM
XH won't be coming to KU. Sorry, guys. I just never got that feeling.

However, this will open up the door for some other guys that may have been waiting on X's decision, like Wall.

Ultra Peanut
11-18-2008, 07:47 AM
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hawkchief
11-18-2008, 07:55 AM
Henry just verballed to Memphis.

KevB
11-18-2008, 07:57 AM
I can't tell you how bad I hate Memphis and that punk Dorsey. And their whiny head coach. I just can't help it. Now with X going to Memfizz, I can't even fathom how much I will despise them.

The feeling is mutual.

Ultra Peanut
11-18-2008, 07:58 AM
Henry just verballed to Memphis.Let me tell you, I've been waiting six months to get something over you guys. Xavier Christ.

eazyb81
11-18-2008, 08:18 AM
How can any KU fan hate Memphis? They practically handed the National Championship to you on a silver platter last year.

Exactly. Memphis should a KU fan's second favorite team.

Ceej
11-18-2008, 08:20 AM
I don't hate Memphis.

I just could never stand Dorsey. He's a punk.

Ultra Peanut
11-18-2008, 08:31 AM
I don't hate Memphis.

I just could never stand Dorsey. He's a punk.You're the punk. Dorsey is a fucking sweetheart.

Ceej
11-18-2008, 08:36 AM
:(

Ultra Peanut
11-18-2008, 08:40 AM
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