Today opens the early signing period for men’s basketball, as well as the the start of the signing period for all other sports besides football. The WeberCats are expecting to sign four 2020 prospects to National Letters of Intent today, though at publishing on Sleton Miguel has sent in his official paperwork to K-State.
While it’s an important day for the future of the men’s basketball program, Bruce Weber and his team also need to be mindful of the present, as they face off against Monmouth University tonight at 7pm in Bramlage Coliseum in on of two on-campus games affiliated with the Fort Myers Tipoff, with the other being the game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Tuesday Nov. 19th. We’ll have How to Watch details and your Open Game Thread available closer to tip-off.
Former-Wildcat D.J. Johnson took a gamble on a passing up a roster spot in Japan for a tryout with the Santa Cruz Warrors (the G-League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors), and it paid off for the 6’9” forward.
Over on the women’s side, it’s all celebration day for the MittieCats, as they have announced the signing of two players to NLI’s for their 2020 class in 6’6” center Taylor Lauterbach and 5’11” guard Jada Moore. The MittieCats next action is next Monday, Nov. 18th, in Bramlage against Oral Roberts.
At yesterday’s football press conference, Coach Klieman discussed the alternate uniforms for this weekend, injuries (good: Ervin, Gilbert, and Brown; bad: Wheeler, Gill), redshirts, and more. Of course, he wasn’t pleased with the situation that brought about the injury to Wykeen Gill, who will miss a whole game with a concussion while the Texas DB will only have to miss a half of this weekend’s game (Robinett, Eagle).
Ryan Black at The Mercury reports on the latest addition to the Wildcats 2020 recruit class, JUCO OL, and Wamego native, Dawson Delforge. I just have one correction for Mr. Black: El Dorado is in the Flint Hills, coming to Manhattan will not be a “return to the Flint Hills” (and if we’re talking about come home, Wamego is not actually in the Flint Hills, it’s in the “Glaciated Region”). It’s okay for now, Ryan isn’t from Kansas, he’ll learn.
The VolleyCats are also in action tonight, as they are in Austin to take on the No. 1 Longhorns, who are in the midst of a 21-match Big 12 win streak (dating back to last year). First serve is at 7pm, and can be seen on the Longhorn Network.
No reports out yet like for women’s basketball, but each K-State sports team with signing day announcements is publishing those as they happen on their social media accounts. So be sure and check those out.