Mid-October is upon us which means the start to another basketball year. Madness in Manhattan will take place Friday night in Bramlage Coliseum with the introduction of KSU's men's and women's teams. Missing from this year's "Madness" will be the greatest 1-2 punch in KSU history in Michael Beasley and Bill Walker. They're gone, but coach Frank Martin says, not forgotten.
October 15, 2008
For Michael Beasley, it's for sure. He's entering the NBA Draft. For Bill Walker, he also declared for the June 26 draft on Monday, but has the option to return to the Wildcats as long as he doesn't sign an agent. That was the double-barrel news Monday out of the K-State hoop camp.
April 15, 2008
The 2008 NBA Draft is June 26, or roughly 90 days away. In every mock draft, it's Michael Beasley No. 1, with most following with Memphis guard Derrick Rose. But Bill Walker? His stock seems to be falling. Two Household names amoung Wildcat fans: Michael Beasley and Bill Walker - each with a huge decision looming that will shape the rest of their lives.
March 25, 2008
Moments after Saturday's season-ending loss to Wisconsin, the questions came fast and from all directions. 'Michael Beasley, are you coming back?' And, 'Bill Walker, will you return?' The most recent mock drafts have Beasley as the unanimous No. 1 pick, while Walker, in most polls, is an early second-round candidate. Special Thanks to Mark Janssen and the Manhattan Mercury for this story.
March 24, 2008