Kansas lands first commitment in 2018 class

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Kansas landed their first commitment in the Class of 2018, as Silvio de Sousa, a 6-foot-9 forward from Angola, pledged to the Jayhawks over the weekend.

De Sousa is ranked as the No. 18 recruit in the class by Rivals. According to the Lawrence Journal-World, he committed to Kansas on Sunday evening, at the end of his official visit to Lawrence.

Technically, de Sousa is the only player currently in the class for Kansas, but he will join transfers Dedric Lawson, K.J. Lawson and Charlie Moore as newcomers in the 2018-19 season. All three players are currently redshirting with the Jayhawks after transferring into the program.

The five-star prospect picked Kansas over the likes of Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, North Carolina and Syracuse, among others.