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Sunday / December 16.
  • Cassius Stanley visits Kansas, UCLA up next

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Cassius Stanley, the 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Sierra Canyon (CA) High School, visited Kansas this weekend on his first official visit.

    “Kansas was a great visit,” said Jerome Stanley, the player’s father. “It’s an elite program. We were very impressed.”

    Stanley recently trimmed his list to Kansas, Oregon and UCLA. His next official is to UCLA on Oct. 26. He will then visit Oregon in early November, his father said.

    Earlier this year, he broke down each school on FloHoops.com.

    UCLA

    “They’re saying, ‘You live 15 minutes away from here, you’re comfortable here. You know a couple of players who are there now and are coming in the future so it would be a smart move if you came,'” he said. “I think the same actually.”

    Stanley knows Cody Riley, now at UCLA, and Moses Brown, Shareef O’Neal, Jules Bernard, and David Singleton from the 2018 class.

    “I know a lot of the guys,” he said.

    Oregon

    “Bol Bol is a good friend of mine, so he was telling me that I should definitely put them in my top six,” he said. “I just want to see how he does this year. I want to see what his take is because I think that can help me a lot. I just would like to see how his take is.”

    Kansas

    “They’re always texting my dad and me,” Stanley said. “Coach [Kurtis] Townsend is always sending things about Kansas and videos. I think the history of that program is unprecedented so I think that’s just a big thing that they’re telling me, ‘Come to a program that has a great history.'”

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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.