Zach Peters of Prestonwood Christian Academy (Plano, Texas) did not mince his words Wednesday when announcing he will attend Kansas.
"I'm very excited to be a [Kansas] Jayhawk and grateful for the opportunity to earn a degree from a fine school like Kansas," said the 6-foot-9 sophomore post. "I'll do my best to repay Coach Self and Kansas on the court and in the classroom. I'm confident in my decision. There are a lot of great basketball programs but I feel Kansas is the best fit for me."
Those words alone will endear him to the Jayhawk Nation.
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