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Wednesday / April 24.
  • Four-star point guard Labaron Philon commits to Kansas

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Labaron Philon, the 6-foot-4, four-star point guard from Link Academy (MO), committed to Kansas Monday night.

    Philon, an Alabama native who runs with the Team Thad AAU program, chose the Jayhawks over Alabama, Ole Miss and Cincinnati. He is ranked the No. 3 point guard and No. 27 overall prospect in the Class of 2024 by 247Sports.com.

    “I chose Kansas because my game can fit into their system really well,” Philon told On3.com. “Coach (Bill) Self is one of the best coaches ever and I can come in and make a big impact for the team.”

    Philon initially committed to Auburn in February before decommitting in April.

    The point guard recently transferred to Link Academy for his senior season after winning Mr. Basketball in the state of Alabama for Baker High.

    He averaged 35 points, six points and four rebounds per game for Baker as a junior.

    “He’s a strong, physical lead guard with a big-time motor and very high basketball IQ,” Link Academy coach Bill Armstrong told ZAGSBLOG. “He plays with a great pace. Can facilitate and score which allows him to play multiple guard positions. Tenacious on ball defender with great instincts off the ball. His versatility and motor on both ends of the floor make him the total package= Winner!!!”

    Philon joins 6-10 five-star big man Flory Bidunga in Kansas’s 2024 class.

    Among others, Kansas remains in the mix for five-star Montverde (FL) Academy forward Cooper Flagg, who visits Oct. 6-8 and is also considering Duke and UConn, and his five-star teammate Liam McNeeley, who is down to Kansas and Indiana.

    Four-star wing Isaiah Elohim of Sierra Canyon (CA) is also down to Kansas, Arkansas and Villanova and will announce soon.

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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.

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