Wildcats score with Maurice

Isaiah Maurice had a topsy turvy past 12 months, breaking off a prior commitment to Old Dominion and reopening the process headed into last spring. He then toured with Team Loaded and played alongside several high-majors in the summer, including top junior Dennis Smith, but entering his senior year he hadn’t generated quite the offers he may have expected.

But Isaiah Maurice pieced together a highly impressive 2014-15 campaign and now will make his way to Kansas State. The 6-8, 205-pound PF at Durham (N.C.) Bull City Prep averaged more than 20 points per contest and clearly was the go-to player for his squad.

During the winter his recruitment appeared briefly headed toward an in-state battle between N.C. A&T and N.C. Central, but he closed the season strongly and added further interest and offers.

His finalists boiled down to Bruce Weber’s Wildcats along with Arkansas and Coastal Carolina. Ultimately, he chose KSU due to the impact of his official visit.

”Just a great opportunity, I love the campus and the atmosphere,” Maurice said. “The guys on the team are really good people and I can’t wait to step foot on campus!”

Maurice is slender and will need to gain muscle, but he’s mobile, possesses good hands and can knock in turnaround jump shots to 12 feet. He actually signed with Kansas State, more than merely commit, and thus he’s all set for the next step in his basketball journey.

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