Cats Narrow Focus within Class of 2005

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.


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.

Dior Lowhorn, 6-6 BF, - Lowhorn is in the mold of a Jeremiah Massey type player. His size indicates that he should play on the wing, but he is able to play effectively on the blocks thanks to quickness, determination and athleticism. The odds of somebody playing harder than Lowhorn are slim and none, and he is actually quite skilled when he plays in the high post and faces the basket for jump shots or drives. He's not your traditional big man, but he gets the job done and the result has been a lot of Pac 10 and Big 12 attention.

Jeremy Bahr, 6-9 C, Houston (TX) Westbury Christian- Bahr is an absolute horse in the paint with an incredible body and size 22 feet to anchor him to the floor. He gets off the ground in a hurry and when motivated he clears the lane with ease on both ends of the court. His offensive game is raw at best and he can be prone to making silly fouls, but his size and strength will assure him a roster spot in the Big 12 before it is all said and done.

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