The last time men's basketball beat writer Joel Jellison of The Manhttan Mercury joined Derek and Ahearn Alley on the podcast was early November, when he proved a little too prescient by suggesting Kansas State could lose to Northern Colorado without Thomas Gipson. That ability to see the future could be good news, since he provided us with a lot more optimism this time around as we talked briefly about Saturday's game at West Virginia before evaluating Kansas State's key games and the outlook for the rest of the season. Even beyond that, Joel likes what he's seen from the Wildcat recruits, including 6-11 Georgetown transfer Brandon Bolden, who is already practicing with the team.
We also got Joel's thoughts on where Marcus Foster fits into the highly competitive battle for All-Conference spots, though you can't help but wonder how much of a blow the freshman guard's stock took with last night's miserable 2-point performance against Texas Tech.
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