MANHATTAN, Kan. - He may not be starting but D.J. Johnson is making an early impact on the Kansas State basketball team in his freshman season. The Wildcats next play on Monday and Tuesday in the Preseason NIT in a field that also includes Lamar, Alabama-Huntsville and North Texas.

When Darrell Jerome Johnson Jr – call him D.J. – decided to be Bruce Weber's first recruit at Kansas State, the best guess was that this 2012-13 season would be a redshirt year. Now, fast forward from this past April to today in the first week of the season and the 6-foot-8 250-pounder is solidly in his Purple and White No. 50. It was in Brazil in August that Weber was impressed with … no, not...

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