5-star middle Flory Bidunga dedicated to Kansas on Saturday, giving the Jayhawks a significant begin to their 2024 class. Bidunga ranks because the No. 4 general prospect and the top-ranked middle within the 247Sports Participant Rankings. The announcement was made through the UAA Elite 24 recreation, which was delayed attributable to climate.
The 6-foot-8 Kokomo (Indiana) Excessive College star dedicated to Kansas over finalists Auburn, Duke and Michigan. Bidunga took an official go to to Kansas in Might and Duke in June earlier than making a closing resolution. Bidunga is the Jayhawks’ first dedication of the clycle after they reeled within the No. 12 class — and no. 1 switch class — nationally in 2023.
Duke and Auburn additionally had robust possibilities to land Bidunga, the Indiana Gatorade Participant of the Yr as a junior. That season, he averaged a double-double with 20.2 factors and 13.8 rebounds per recreation to associate with 4.5 photographs blocked per recreation. As a sophomore, Bidunga averaged 17.5 factors, 13 rebounds and 5.3 blocks per recreation.
Although the Blue Devils in all probability really feel as in the event that they missed out on a blue-chip massive, they’re additionally pursuing Cooper Flagg, the highest participant within the 2024 class after reclassifying.