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Tuesday / July 17.
  • ‘Bazz Sets Kansas Official

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    Shabazz Muhammad, the top uncommitted wing player in the Class of 2012, has set his official visit for Kansas.

    The 6-foot-6 Muhammad will visit Kansas the weekend of Feb. 25 for the Missouri game, his father told SNY.tv.

    “Coach [Bill] Self was out today for practice,” Ron Holmes told SNY.tv by text. “‘Bazz is going to visit Missouri game [for] official.”

    He added: “Coach Self has always been a great coach and heads a great program. They have been recruiting Shabazz since he was a freshman. We’re looking forward to seeing the atmosphere in Lawrence for a big game.”

    Kansas will also host 6-8 Brewster (N.H.) Academy forward JaKarr Sampson that weekend. Sampson is a former St. John’s commit.

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino said earlier this year that Phog Allen Fieldhouse was the most “overpowering” building in college basketball.

    Muhammad still plans to take an official to Duke March 3 for the North Carolina game, his father confirmed. That was first reported by SNY.tv.

    Muhammad is mulling Duke, Kansas, UCLA, UNLV, Arizona and Kentucky and has said he expects to announce in April.

    “I don’t think I’m that close at all,” Muhammad told ESPNU after he was named a McDonald’s All-American.

    “I really haven’t been looking at it. Just been working on this season for high school, but when I get down to it it’s going to be really stressful for me. But I’m just going to talk to my family and talk it over with them.”

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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.