No. 1 center Flory Bidunga commits to Kansas

Flory Bidunga, the No. 1 center in the Class of 2024, has given his commitment to Kansas and coach Bill Self.

The 247Sports composite also ranks the 6-foot-8 Bidunga as the No. 5 overall player in the nation. He chose the Jayhawks over his other three finalists — Auburn, Duke and Michigan.

Bidunga, from Kokomo, Ind., made his announcement Saturday night at the Under Armour Boys Elite 24 game in Atlanta.

The five-star prospect told ESPN that Self was a big reason why he is heading to Kansas.

“When I watched practice, I could see how he believes in his players,” Bidunga said. “I know they will develop my talent and help me with my goal of making the NBA. My dream is not to just make it, but stay there.”

Indiana’s 2023 Gatorade Player of the Year, Bidunga is the first commit in Kansas’ 2024 class. Using the 247Sports ranking system, and provided he doesn’t change his mind, he will be the No. 3-ranked player to play for the Jayhawks, following Andrew Wiggins (2013 class) and Josh Jackson (2016).

–Field Level Media