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 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.
K-State Potential Prospects for 2005
Travis Nelson, 6-9 BF/C, Linn-Mar (IA) High- Nelson is a unique prospect who's best playing days are clearly ahead of him. He's a bit on the skinny side, but makes up for it with good footwork, the ability to finish with either hand around the basket, and a soft jumper to 12 feet. He runs the court well enough and doesn't shy away from contact but he can get pushed around due to his slight build. He's getting looks from most of the Big 12 and some Big 10 schools.
Sam Warren, 6-9 BF, Denver (CO) Cherry Creek- With Sam Warren, it is either feast or famine. When he is on, the long and athletic post player gets to the rim for dunks or finishes with soft jump hooks. However, he has a tendency to rush things at times which leads to silly turnovers. If he takes the time to survey the defense before making his move, he can be very effective as a scorer or passer out of the post. His most pressing need is adding strength to his slender frame.
Purple Pride Top Stories
Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 7Looking at the Big 12 Power Rankings, with a change at the top
Bears IllustratedYesterday at 6:43 AM
TEXAS LONGHORNS TALK KANSAS STATEOffensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert and Longhorns look ahead to Saturday's road game at Kansas State.
Horns DigestTuesday at 4:34 PM
SOURCES: NO NEW MEMBERS ADDED TO BIG 12Multiple sources told HornsDigest.com - despite a three-month evaluation of 30 possible expansion candidates and a list that was narrowed to 11 finalists - no new members were…
Horns DigestMonday at 12:42 PM
CHARLIE STRONG PREVIEWS KANSAS STATECharlie Strong discussed the Longhorns upcoming road game at Kansas State during his Monday press conference. HornsDigest.com has all of the latest news from the head coach.
Horns DigestMonday at 9:31 AM