Gethro Muscadin pledged to become the second four-star commitment for Coach Self and Kansas on Thursday afternoon joining four-star wing Tyon Grant-Foster. Muscadin is a lengthy 6’10″, 215 lbs. big man who can do a little bit of everything. He can stretch defenses and he’s a great shot blocker. Muscadin told me on Monday that he was going to decide between Kansas, Kansas State, and Louisville on November 1st, but decided he didn’t want to wait any longer. I caught up with the newest Jayhawk and talked with him about his pledge to Kansas.
RockChalkBlog: Why did you ultimately decide on Kansas?
GM: That’s where I felt the most comfortable and that’s where my heart was leading me. I feel great about the school. I absolutely fell in love with Kansas. I didn’t just make this decision for the next four years, I made this decision for the rest of my life.
RockChalkBlog: What was the reaction of Coach Self when you told him?
GM: He was so excited and happy. He told me that I made his day and he’s so excited for me to get to Kansas.
RockChalkBlog: What are you most looking forward to about Kansas?
GM: Everything about the school. I’m so excited to play there and I’m excited to get to go to school at Kansas. This is a dream come true.
RockChalkBlog: What do you think your biggest strengths are as a basketball player and what do you need to improve on?
GM: Running the floor, pick and pop, and playing with my face to the basket are my biggest strengths. I also rebound and pass good. I need to improve on my back to the basket moves and handling the ball.
RockChalkBlog: What is your one message for Kansas fans?
GM: I’m just so excited to be a Jayhawk! Rock Chalk Jayhawk!
Despite the NCAA’s “Black Cloud” hanging over Lawrence right now, Kansas is off and running with the 2020 recruiting class after landing two very talented four-star recruits. Kansas will likely fall short of landing Isaiah Todd’s commitment tonight, but remains in on many top targets.