Late Night Visitors, Schedule, Emerging from the Mist

Nothing like a silly metaphorical reference to a Jodie Foster movie to describe what's happening here in Jayhawkland.Nothing.While you're all waiting around for Mark's picks to drop and cursing (or blessing) me for a general lack of activity, I'll point you to a few snippets from today's L J W.

First of all, the KU - Depaul game in Chicago is an early afternoon tip. This means that you will have trouble driving to the game the day of unless you plan on leaving at like 4 in the morning. The good news is that if you do that, you could actually be home by 1. It's a lot of miles for one game. It's KU in Chicago. Plenty of people will do it.Second, there are now three "confirmed" visitors for Late Night.

Anthony Randolph, a 6-foot-10 senior forward from Dallas, will make an official recruiting trip to Kansas for the Oct. 13 Late Night in the Phog. He will be joined by 6-8 senior Kyle Singler of South Medford, Ore., and Cole Aldrich, 6-11 from Bloomington, Minn.

I would expect at least one more visitor for Late Night. I would definitely expect Travis Releford to be there.

Jayhawk Invitational Thoughts

I was away this weekend, so I didn't get to check out any of the games, but I was pleased to hear Travis Releford enjoyed his time here:

"I like the lights and the fans," Releford said. "There's a whole lot of people giving me hype."

I think we've got a really good shot at Releford for 2008. We're closed and very tied in with him, and we should have some vacancies.

I'm a little concerned to hear that Cole Aldrich continues to struggle with injuries. He had a stress fracture earlier in the year which nearly caused him to miss most of last season, and he's having foot issues now. Additionally, he had to be hospitalized for bruised ribs.

Hopefully, his frame will get a bit stronger so this isn't a lingering issue moving forward.

Tyrel Reed also played this weekend, drawing yet more comparisons between himself and former Jayhawk great, Kirk Hinrich. I'd love to hear impressions from anybody that was lucky enough to attend the event.

Oh, and a belated Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers who read the Phog Blog.

Link to LJW article on the JIT.