Sherron Collins commits to KU!

According to the the Chicago Sun-Times, Sherron Collins, one of the most highly touted guards in the class of 2006, will be a Jayhawk next year.

Illinois basketball coach Bruce Weber got more bad recruiting news Sunday when Crane point guard Sherron Collins notified him he has decided to play at Kansas for former Illini coach Bill Self.

Collins, a 5-10 All-American guard who led his team to the Elite Eight in March, had narrowed his choices to the two schools and was slated to visit Illinois this coming weekend. But after visiting Kansas for Midnight Basketball, he said he had seen enough and Kansas was the place for him.

Collins averaged 25 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds last season for the Cougars. He was also the starting point guard on Crane's city championship team as a freshman in 2002-03. "I've never seen anything like it,'' Collins said of his visit to Kansas. "I never knew people could be that crazy about a basketball team and its players. Everybody from the coaches to the players and the fans went out of their way to make me feel important.''

After the Dwight Lewis commit-decommit-recommit-decommit nonsense, I don't take this for granted, but Sherron seems to have thought this one through and by all accounts, feels good about his decision.

"I was ready to get it done right away, but Coach told me not to get caught up in the moment,'' Collins said. "He told me if I still feel this way [the next day] after I sleep on it, then do what I think is best for me. I slept on it and I still feel the same way.''

Welcome to KU Sherron!

Close to an Arthur Commitment as well?

Darrel Arthur also seems poised to make a commitment to KU, saying, "I need to talk to my family and see what I should do next. There is a chance that I might take the rest of my visits, but I just do not know if that is going to happen or not. I will talk to my family this week and see what to do."