May 1, 2009

Woolridge, Barnes kickoff Jayhawk Invite

The 10th annual Jayhawk Invitational figures to open up with a big bang on Friday night. Class of 2010 shooting guard and Kansas commit Royce Woolridge and his Arizona Magic teammates will square off against top prospect Harrison Barnes and All Iowa Attack Red at 7:10 CST at Haskell Coffin Complex. If you plan to attend Friday nights clash, you better arrive early, as Haskell Coffin Complex will likely be packed from top to bottom with KU fans hoping to get a closer look at what could be two future Jayhawks. While Woolridge has already given the nod to Kansas, Barnes doesn't figure to make a decision about his future anytime soon. However, the five-star small forward just recently trimmed his list of schools. Jayhawk Slant has the latest on Friday nights marquee match up inside.

Barnes, the 6-foot-6, 206-pound small forward from Ames (IA) Senior High School is one of the most coveted high school prospects. Elite programs from coast-to-coast are hoping to get the No. 4 ranked player in the class of 2009 on campus, and he intends to visit some schools this summer.

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