When David Beaty was introduced as Kansas’ new football coach on Dec. 8, he promised that his recruiting efforts would be focused on two specific areas: The home turf of Kansas and the fertile lands of Texas.
A Top-25 showdown is on tap at the Sprint Center on Saturday afternoon, as the 10th-ranked Kansas Jayhawks and 13th-ranked Utah Utes travel to Kansas City, to take part in the annual Kansas City Shootout.
Young 7-foot European center Jakob Poeltl is one of the biggest reasons the Utes are ranked 13th in the country as they arrive in Kansas City to face No. 10 Kansas at 2:15 p.m. Saturday in the Jayhawks’ annual game at the Sprint Center. The game will air on ESPN.
KU freshman forward Cliff Alexander is averaging 10.0 points and 6.6 rebounds while coming off the bench for all seven games, and the numbers suggest that Alexander could be even more productive as his minutes increase. They likely will Wednesday when KU plays at Georgetown.