A name that fans who follow Kansas basketball’s recruiting might not be familiar with is Donald Sloan a 6-3 WG from Seagoville (TX) High. However, the powerful and high scoring wing is on the Kansas radar and received an in school visit from Bill Self and Tim Jankovich last week.
Several other schools are involved as well.
“I don’t really have a top five or anything like that yet,” Sloan told Phog.Net. “Some schools I’d list are Kansas, Alabama, Florida, Miami, Oklahoma and SMU. Those are the schools I probably like the most.”
Blessed with the type of physique that is usually reserved for the football field, Sloan is a versatile offensive player. He’s quick and strong off the dribble and finishes among the trees at the basket thanks to his strength and hops. While not a pure shooter, Sloan is a streaky shooter who is capable of burying several shots from deep in a row and scoring points in a flurry.
Defensively he moves his feet well, rebounds and isn’t afraid to mix it up and get physical.
“My ability to create for somebody else is a strength,” said Sloan. “A lot of schools say that I could play both guard spots and most are recruiting me as a combo guard.”
This summer Sloan is traveling the country with a loaded Team Texas squad and is working to improve his game.
“I need to improve my weak hand and be more consistent with my shooting,” said Sloan. “Really that’s about it, I think I am pretty solid otherwise.”
As for the level of contact Sloan has had with the Kansas basketball staff, it appears that he’s gotten a lot more interest than just the in school visit.
“They call to talk to a coach or me almost everyday and they say I could come in and play right away,” said Sloan. “Both Bill Self and Tim Jankovich came in to see me and I talk to Jankovich a lot.”
Sloan is eyeing a Fall decision and Kansas is certainly in the mix. The biggest question for him will be whether or not he’d be able to play early at a program like Kansas.
“I think Kansas would be good for me because of the way they play,” said Sloan. “As far as me coming and playing right away, I think that might be a problem. They’ve got a lot of players there, but that is any elite program.”