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SLATE: Hoops News in June

While Weber searches for one more player, Mittie lands a local star.

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma at Kansas State
If anyone in the transfer portal can do this, K-State wants to talk to him.
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We’re running late, so let’s not waste any time.

Earlier today, BracketCat celebrated 81 days until kickoff with a breakdown of promising freshman tight end Konner Fox.

Men’s Basketball

When there is no news to report, you get feature articles to tide you over. Consequently, we are talking about basketball in June. Today, Ryan Black at The Mercury delved into what Bruce Weber and his staff might do with the Wildcats’ remaining open scholarship. While you might think the list of available prospects has been thoroughly picked over, the school downriver picked up a graduate transfer from Iowa yesterday, and as K-State assistant Chris Lowery notes, there are over 500 players in the transfer portal who have not been on visits, much less signed to play anywhere. Many of those players would have to sit out a year after transferring, but there are some graduate transfers who could help immediately.

K-State coaches are sifting through all the options. The fact that they have not yet signed anyone to fill that scholarship is probably more a sign of caution by the staff than lack of interest from any of the many candidates. Better to hold the scholarship for 2020-2021 than to take a flier on a player who will have to redshirt and may not ever contribute in a meaningful way.

Women’s Basketball

Bruce is not the only K-State hoops coach with late slots to fill. Coach Mittie stayed local, signing multi-sport athlete Emilee Ebert from Frankfort to join this year’s roster. Ebert is a four-time Kansas Basketball Coaches Association honoree who scored over 1,400 career points in high school. She was also a state champion in the long jump and was part of a state-record-setting 4x100 relay team. Ebert becomes the fifth player from the state of Kansas to join the women’s roster. The 6-foot guard backed out of her commitment to play for Missouri State after that school underwent a coaching change.


A few days ago, we reported on the commitment of McPherson’s Cody Stufflebean. Yesterday, Kellis Robinett reported on his interview with the new Wildcat, who never really considered himself a big-time recruit and always considered K-State his dream destination.


After being taken in the 8th round and 250th overall in the Major League Baseball draft, Will Brennan hopes to apply the lessons he learned in his K-State career to secure a fruitful professional career.

That’s it, folks. Enjoy the unseasonably cool temperatures.