Wally Judge, a D.C.-born power forward prepping at Jacksonville (Fla.) Arlington Country Day, is headed to Kansas State. After considering a host of programs, including Georgetown, the 6-foot-8 forward committed late Monday night to the program.
"That's what he told me this morning," ACD coach Rex Morgan said. "He's going to be a good one. He's been unbelievable. He's one of the nicest kids I've been around. He's worked hard, gone to tutor sessions and he's been a pleasure. He's adapted well."
Judge is the latest member of the D.C. Assault traveling team to side with the Wildcats. Ranked No. 32 by Scout.com, he's a talented 2009 prospect with a big upside. Projecting where he'll play in college is still to be determined but Morgan, his high school coach, has a glimpse into the future.
"In high school he's going to be a 4-5, especially this year. In college I think he's a small forward when it's all said and done. He's skilled; the big thing is being able to guard a 3 man. But, he's worked hard and he's done everything you can ask of him."
Kids like Rodney Magruder and other D.C. area players are looking strong at Kansas State since Dalonte Hill's hiring a year and a half ago. Judge's high school, Arlington Country Day, also sent center Jason Bennett to Kansas State in 2006.
Getting Wally on board could lead to a groundswell of more prospects to Manhattan. "Especially this early because there's a bunch of them in (the D.C. Assault group) that area really close. He's got Michael Beasley there and I think it's a situation that Wally thought was the best place for him."