KU Jayhawks prospect Scotty Middleton sets decision date


Bill Self said the best was yet to come.

Scotty Middleton, a 6-foot-6, 195-pound senior men’s basketball small forward from Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kansas, will reveal his college choice Aug. 6 on Instagram Live with ESPN analyst Paul Biancardi, Middleton announced on Sunday.

Middleton will choose between Kansas, Ohio State, UConn, Texas A&M and Seton Hall. Some analysts ranked Ohio State as the leader of Middleton, who plays for Brad Beal Elite AAU on the AAU Summer Tour.

Middleton – he was born in South Carolina then moved to Miami in sixth grade – is ranked No. 18 in recruiting Class of 2023 by ESPN.com#36 by 247sports.com and #62 by Rivals.com.

Middleton played at New Jersey’s Patrick School his second season, then moved to Sunrise Christian for the 2021-22 campaign.

Middleton visited KU unofficially for the Kentucky game last January. Middleton also at one point had Kansas State, Xavier, DePaul, Penn State, Oklahoma State, Arizona State and Texas Tech on his roster.

“Who can be the most honest (and) which school best matches my game,” Middleton told prospectinsight.com, asked him what he was looking for in a college. “I don’t want to go to a school where I can’t fit in with their offense and defense. I want to go to a school that helps me on and off the pitch. Right now, I’m a wing. I can play point guard, but I want to transition to more of that.

From Middleton, Sunrise Christian coach Luke Barnwell told Zagsblog.com“He is gifted and has a good sense of the game. Scotty is a willing passer and is essential for us on the defensive side of the pitch.

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Gary Bedore covers all aspects of Kansas basketball for The Star – the current team as well as former players and coaches and recruiting. He attended KU and was born and raised in Chicago, as well as Lisle, Ill.

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