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No. 28 Sr Silvio De Sousa Joins Kansas Early

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No. 28 Sr Silvio De Sousa Joins Kansas Early

ESPN No. 28 ranked high school senior and Kansas commit Silvio De Sousa has graduated early and has joined the Jayhawks for the rest of this season.

 

“Silvio has completed the required coursework that will enable him to graduate from IMG Academy and report to KU,” head coach Bill Self said via a statement. “He is eligible to practice immediately. We are now working through the NCAA’s amateurism process and hope to have him certified as soon as possible for game competition.”

 

KU head coach Bill Self said that this early option was possible for De Sousa because of the African native’s previous education before coming to the States.

 

“His graduating class graduates in December due to the fact he started in January in Angola,” Self told the Kansas City Star last month. “It’s his high school eighth semester.”

 

The 6-9 power forward out of IMG Academy (FL) averaged 20.5 points and 8.2 rebounds this spring for the Florida Vipers on the Under Armour Association circuit.

 

“He truly is a freak of nature,” said De Sousa’s guardian Fenny Falmagne. “His upside is just out of this world. He’s a kid that can put his shoulder on the rim. He can dribble, he can shoot, he can post up, he has great footwork. More than that, he’s just a great kid.”

 

Rivals’ Eric Bossi thinks De Sousa will make an immediate impact at Kansas.

 

“He just plays so hard and when you combine that with his athleticism, he’s able to get a lot of stuff done,” said Bossi. “I think that he’s got the kind of makeup, mentally, that they really want out of a big guy. He’s a guy that I think Bill Self and his staff are going to really enjoy coaching.”

 

Zagsblog’s Adam Zagoria loves De Sousa’s game.

 

“[He] has a tremendous motor and gets up and down the court in a hurry,” wrote Zagoria. “He’s also great in the post and near the basket.”

 

 

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