Kansas lands first commitment in 2019 recruiting class

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Kansas landed their first commitment in the Class of 2019 as Christian Braun, a four-star guard from Overland Park, pledged to the Jayhawks.

Braun is from a basketball family. His brother, Parker, is a preferred walk-on at Missouri, where is mother, an uncle and an aunt all played collegiately. His father played college hoops at Saint Louis before going to Kansas for med school.

This is a nice pickup for the Jayhawks, as Braun profiles as the kind of four-year kid that Bill Self has had plenty of success with. Think Tyrel Reed or Brady Morningstar. He’s a good shooter and, at 6-foot-5, big enough to be able to defend a couple of positions on the perimeter. He’s not a program-changing talent, but he’s a good player that will be able to fill a role for Self for years to come.