Wildcat Basketball Recruiting Round-up

Coming off a year in which they signed a stellar five-man recruiting class, Kansas State wasn't hunting as many prospects as the year before. Still, Jim Woolridge was able to find a pair of players who should mesh well with KSU's long term plans.


Wildcat Basketball Recruiting Round-up

by Dave Telup

KStateFans.com

Coming off a year in which they signed a stellar five-man recruiting class, Kansas State wasn't hunting as many prospects as the year before. Still, Jim Woolridge was able to find a pair of players who should mesh well with KSU's long term plans.

Clent Stewart and Curtis Allen both signed national letters of intent with the Wildcats during the first few days of the early signing period. Though they'll enter the school at the same time and are both guards, they're extremely different prospects

Allen, a 6-3 shooting guard out of Long Beach (CA) Poly, was once committed to Southern Cal. That relationship lasted until June when it became common knowledge that the player and school had parted ways. During his first event following his de-commitment from USC, Allen was named to the all-star team at the Pangos All-American Camp.

As a junior, Allen averaged 26 points a game. His reputation is that of a big time wing athlete. He's very adept at using his athleticism to get himself to the rim. Like many in his age group, he can be streaky with his jumper. He's been most successful when he's used his athleticism to generate his offense and he can be an excellent rebounder from the guard spot.

While Allen is all athlete, Stewart appears to be a different kind of offensive player. He's made his mark shooting the basketball. From long range he's got a high-major stroke. He's not a big scorer but more of a skilled guard. The 6-4 Tulsa Union product has consistently won at the high school level.

During his time at Kansas State, he'll probably play both guard positions though recently he's been cultivating his point guard skills and eventually may go that direction.

In Allen and Stewart Kansas State has two guards who get their points in different ways. Allen fills the role of athlete, Stewart can be the shooter. They'll certainly be able to play together or fill in as needed off the bench for the Wildcats.

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