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Tuesday / February 20.
  • Tarczewski Sets Visits

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    Kaleb Tarczewski will make two official visits and then decide his future.

    According to multiple reports, the 7-foot center from St. Mark’s (Mass.) will trip to Kansas this coming weekend and Arizona the following weekend, and then decide between the two.

    Tarczewski has not scheduled visits to North Carolina or Kentucky, two other schools he considered.

    Wherever he goes, he wants “to feel at home, feel comfortable with the players and the staff, just know that I can get better wherever I go,” he told SNY.tv last month.

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    • This is a no brainer.
      Do you want to cut down nets or play in the MWC.

    • KANSAS > arizona. 7 time consecutive Big 12 Champions, and all that History and Tradition. Arizona dous not even compare to KU, once you walk into Phog Allen Fieldhouse; you are left in Awe and nothing else compares. Do you want to be hidden in the fsn network, or be showcased on ESPN all the time? A very easy no brainer….I must say. Kansas runs the high-low offense featuring and developing Big Men. Danny Manning is the best Big Man Coach in the Country. He turned the Morris Twins from 4 star recruits into NBA Lottery Picks. Just imagine a front line of Thomas Robinson, Perry Ellis and Kaleb Tarczewski, then it is game over for everyone.

    • I am sure you can just imagine my smile when Kansas Gangster U posters say something.

      FeartheHog was not aware of the addition of Oklahoma and Okl St to the PAC16. This was done for a few days. OU and OSU will apply for PAC16 admission.

      Which conference will kansas end up?
      — It was described like this….kansas is like that kid which is always picked last, in pick-up games.
      No one wants them. Too much baggage.

    • The beat decision by the Kaleb Camp is to visit.
      It allowed more time to pass bye in order to get a clearer picture of how bad the Big8 conference will be.

      Smart Move…

    • HAHA Better get your facts straight SiJessie. When was the last time zona won a National Title?

      http://www2.kusports.com/news/2011/sep/12/big-12-might-survive/

    • Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said Friday the Pac-12 was not interested in expansion at this time.

    • Hey Jessie what are you talking about when you say Kansas Gangster U?

    • rockchalk- It’s better that you just ignore SIjessie aka jessie wildcat. But he started calling KU gansterU after the fights between KU’s football and basketball teams last year or the year before.

    • Did the Kansas Gangster U get the news?

      Woodbury has eliminate KU.
      This is the third recruit to say, HECK NO.

      Smart is gone.
      House is not coming.
      Woodbury going elsewhere.

      Kansas thing is that bad.

      Can Self do the unbelievable and get Tarc??
      –I can understand if KU fans stay silent.

    • Somebody’s hopes and dreams will be crushed. LOL

    • AZ,

      Just heard that boy Jeff B. ,with zero west coast knowledge, has stated:

      a) Kansas Gangster U will get Kaleb Tarc.

      But, then put a disclaimer…. If Kaleb does go to Arizona;then, he would put No1 for next season rankings.

      Note– With no knowledge of the West…We need to give him a name… Jeffa Bozzo??

    • Enjoy reading this. LOL “For the past two seasons the Pac-12 has been considered the weakest major college basketball conference in the nation.

      By far.”

      http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/news;_ylt=AlpIWVj_XWtXWxAFDHRpX13evbYF?slug=jn-king_kansas_hoops_would_fit_pac12_090611

      Speaks the TRUTH.

    • Do realize that PAC is only down last two years because of all the Freeman and sophomore lottery picks. U aren’t very smart if you think the PAC is going to stay down. Arizona is about to win a title in the very near future and Kansas is stuck in reverse and you know it. FYI Thomas Robinson will never play with Tarc or Ellis ,
      A- because Tarc is going to UofA.
      B- Robinson is going pro , something you should know as a KU fan you dope.

    • Oh, nice to know you know Mr. Robinson and his educational goals. LOL Don’t be a fool, I know you fear that line-up with Naadir Tharpe, E.J., T. Rob, Kaleb and Perry. Wow! You best be skurd son!! The pac is still in the gutter, they didn;t get any better. Didn’t you read the link? Does Kansas get to beat az again this year? I wonder how many pac will be in the rankings? What a joke you are to think they are a competitive conference.

    • Nadir Tharpe is garbage lol. Must suck to have to sign the 20th ranked pg in the class instead of Josiah.

    • When are all your learning disabled recruits getting on campus anyway?

    • One thing is clear, Kansas agreed to the visit and it will not be impressive.

      Self knows that if Tarc goes to the Arizona visit, it is done.

      Kansas cancelling the visit will have big consequences. Forcing the kid to commit before the visit…or it will be cancelled.

      Let the kid enjoy the visist. He has worked hard. He deserves it.

    • Anger brings out even more iggnorant comments from certain individuals. LOL Sit back and enjoy the ride boys.

    • Danny Manning = Best Big Man Coach in All of America. Kansas offense is best suited for Tarc in the Jayhawk high low pick n roll. “Enough said…no soup for you, next!!” And Nadir is a Best kept secret, wait and see. Yee!!

    • I’ve seen tharpe play live and in person and he is very underwelming and Tarc knows this bc they were aau teamates.

    • Phot u going into hiding after Tarc picks AirZona?

    • I know you will huh BJ? LOL BJ must of been a name you have earned well over the years. HAHA Somebody sounds Skurd.

    • Scared of what UofA is the hottest program in the country right now and for whatever reason you are to blind to see it. As far as Kansas goes I have always rooted for them, and it is my honest opinion that something weird is going on there the last couple years and their recruiting is taking a major hit. There is no doubt that Kansas is ahead of Arizona in mens bball historically, but it is my unbiased opinion that Arizona is currently in the middle of putting together a national championship roster, which I can honestly say KU does not currently have. As for my nadir tharpe comment I m not hating, but rather just giving u my honest opinion from what I have seen of him in person. Which is he is nothing special. He has no jumper and he doesn’t do anything that will blow you away.

    • UCLA couldn’t do it, UW couldn’t do it, WSU couldn’t do it with their Miracle Elite 8 run in 08 vs. UNC. What makes you think Arizona can do it? The pac 12 is no better than the WCC, and big time basketball seems to fizzle out after going West of Lawrence, Ks. Last season it was SDSU, who will wear the glass slipper of the Westvcoast this season?

      “Scared of what UofA is the hottest program in the country right now and for whatever reason you are to blind to see it.” – You been reading them kensucky boards too much, starting to sound like them. LOL

      It all comes down to quality coaching, and Bill Self & Co. doesn’t guarantee minutes to a recruit. He makes them earn them and has turned many 4 stars in to NBA Talent. Been doing it for years and will continue to do so. No need to go over Danny Manning’s Resume in teaching Big Men how to dominate, his coaching skills speak for itself.

    • Do you realize the talent of Josiah turner,nick Johnson,Brandon Ashley, grant jerret, and gabe York? Plus all the current upperclassman such as Solomon hill and Kevin parrom?Not to mention The chance of landing Tarc. Maybe you don’t see all that talent but believe me Tarc does and that is why this decision is so tough for him. By all accounts he was a heavy KU lean but now things seem to be 50/50 if not in UofA’s favor because he knows how good that roster will be in 12-13 and like I read yesterday they will be consensus favorites to win it all. Talk all you want about other west coast teams not winning it all , but none of them had the talent that Arizona has and in case you forgot or weren’t born yet they cut down the nets in 97 while takin out one of the greatest KU teams of all time.

    • Do you not think Sean Miller isn’t a good coach?

    • We shall see….We shall see. Not like they will be going up against top tier talnt out West though, and should dominate. I wonder what Arizona’s non-conference schedule looks like?

      Are you really going to throw in 1997? LOL That was such a long long time ago. Would you rather play in Historic and Legendary Phog Allen or a run down McKale Center that was built 40 years ago by the lowest builder? LOL Do you even know the connection between Massachusetts and Lawrence, Ks.? Imagine how Tarc is going to feel holding The 13 Original Basketball Rules by Dr. James Naismith in his hand on his visit? Tarc has the ability to become the next Wilt Chaimberlain at Kansas, now thats saying something real special. And get a chance to play alongside Perry Ellis. Wow!

    • Is that the same Sean Miller that has only two 30 win season’s as a head coach….that Sean Miller? LOL

    • Arizona’s Cupcake City Non-Conference Schedule:

      10/27/11 vs. Seattle Pacific ex Tucson, Ariz. TBA
      11/01/11 vs. Humboldt State ex Tucson, Ariz. TBA
      11/07/11 vs. Valparaiso Tucson, Ariz. 7:00 p.m. 11/09/11 vs. Duquesne Tucson, Ariz. 7:00 p.m. MST
      11/17/11 vs. St. John’s New York, N.Y. 9:30 p.m. 11/18/11 Mississippi State/Texas A&M New York,
      11/13/11 vs. Ball State Tucson, Ariz. TBA
      11/23/11 vs. San Diego State Tucson, Ariz. TBA
      11/29/11 at New Mexico State Las Cruces, N.M. TBA
      12/03/11 vs. Northern Arizona Tucson, Ariz. TBA
      12/07/11 at Florida Gainesville, Fla. TBA
      12/10/11 vs. Clemson Tucson, Ariz. TBA
      12/17/11 vs. Gonzaga Seattle, Wash. TBA
      12/20/11 vs. Oakland Tucson, Ariz. TBA
      12/22/11 vs. Bryant University

      LMAO!!

      St. John’s woulda been good, but lost their whole team due to ruled academically ineligible. Arizona will lose the Miss. St./Texas A&M Game. With the pac 10 being so weak, the wildcats should only lose 2 games at the most all season. But with a low season RPI, it will only hurt them in March as they won’t be prepared for tougher competition.

      Allen Fieldhouse is sold out every year and is always Featured on ESPN, how about the McKale Center being featured on FSN? LOL

    • Last time I checked perry Ellis is undecided.

    • Perry Ellis was born to be a Jayhawk!! Been going to games in The Phog since he was in his mother’s womb.

    • Then why hasn’t he committed yet you fucking dweeb.
      Plus the 35 year Greg oden looking tard has dropped in every ranking since his sophomore year, and according to espn is ranked behind every current UA commit.

      Bear Down Bitch

    • PERRY ELLIS!!! LOL

      Wow!! Someone has gotten their panties in a wad. I believe I hit a nerve and made someone go off the deep end. Can anyone give bi-polar boy a chill pill? haha Must Kansas TORCH arizona again to put you in your place son? ROFFL!! You and your Cupcake schedule can run along to bed now, don’t forget to brush your teeth. Ill be watching some of your games on FSN. LOL Why can’t I see it in HD though? I just see figures of people running around. HAHA