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Friday / June 22.
  • Kansas’ De Sousa cleared to play

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    Kansas freshman forward Silvio De Sousa was cleared for competition by the NCAA Saturday morning and will be in uniform for today’s game against Kansas State.

    “I know it’s a big relief to Silvio who has been very patient throughout this process,” Kansas head coach Bill Self said.

    De Sousa, who has a tremendous motor, should add some front court help to a Kansas team that only has Udoka Azubuike up front and has been reliant on its perimeter players.

    De Sousa, who will wear jersey No. 22 at Kansas, signed a National Letter of Intent to play at KU during the early signing period in November. He then pursued graduating from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, early to join the Jayhawks and play the spring semester.

    De Sousa is ranked No. 18 nationally by Rivals.com, No. 28 by ESPN100 and No. 31 by the 247Sports.com national recruiting services. The 6-foot-9, 245-point Luanda, Angola, native has been living in Florida for nearly four years.

     

    (Release/Photo via KU Athletics)

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.