K-STATE TARGETING THE CLASS OF 2005

After spending the spring evaluating high school players from the class of 2005 all over the country, the Kansas State staff has begun to narrow their focus. The most important thing for the class of 2005 will be adding size and hopefully picking up some kids who are ready to contribute immediately.


K-STATE TARGETING THE CLASS OF 2005

After spending the spring evaluating high school players from the class of 2005 all over the country, the Kansas State staff has begun to narrow their focus.

The most important thing for the class of 2005 will be adding size and hopefully picking up some kids who are ready to contribute immediately. As it stands, Marques Hayden and Tyler Hughes will be the only returning big men on the roster so the need for big bodies is obvious.

The Wildcats will probably be handing out four scholarships to the class of 2004 and it is a safe bet that at least three of them will go to big men. It is also safe to assume that Jim Wooldridge and company will focus quite a bit of their attention on the state of Texas and they will hit up the junior college ranks, but for the purposes of this piece we'll focus on high schoolers.

By no means is this a definitive list, but it does provide some names and evaluations of players that K-State fans may want to keep an eye on. As the summer progresses, the list will change and there will be further updates.

POTENTIAL PROSPECTS

Marquez Haynes, 6-3 PG/WG, Irving (TX) Nimitz- Perhaps one of the biggest sleepers in the country, Haynes is an athletic and versatile backcourt player who also has impressive grades. He is at his best attacking the basket but has the ability to step out and nail open jump shots. As he becomes more consistent in his decision making, there won't be any doubt as to whether or not he is a Big 12 caliber player.

Jeremy Mayfield, 6-8 BF, Irving (TX) McArthur- Mayfield may not have the biggest reputation around, but coaches who have done their homework know what he brings to the table. He's very athletic around the basket, has long arms, grabs rebounds and blocks a ton of shots. He's got a college frame and a high ceiling for improving his game. He never stops competing in the paint.

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