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Kansas basketball announces 3 official recruits for 2013

The Kansas basketball team signed three recruits on Wednesday and Thursday, including 7'0 center Joel Embiid.

Jamie Squire

The Kansas Jayhawks have announced three new recruits, with center Joel Embiid, forward Brannen Greene and guard Connor Frankamp signing National Letters of Intent to play basketball under coach Bill Self, according to the team.

Embiid will continue the tradition of 7'0 centers on the team, and has recently transferred to The Rock School for his senior season after attending Montverde Academy in Florida. Embiid, a native of Cameroon, did not begin playing basketball until he was 16 when he attended a Richard Mbah a Moute basketball camp in his home country.

"Joel's potential is untapped," Self said. "I think he's just now starting to figure it out and get confidence. He will develop and be one of the very best tall guys in college basketball in just a year or two. The way we play, we can move him around and he made me a much better coach when he put his name on the dotted line."

Brannen Greene, ranked the No. 5 small forward in the 2013 class by, is playing his senior season at Tift County High School in Georgia. Averaging 25.4 points and 14 rebounds, the 6'7 skilled forward was named the All-Middle Georgia Player of the Year by the Macon Telegraph.

Frankamp is a 6'0 point guard out of North High School in Wichita, Kan., and signed his NLI with Kansas on Wednesday.