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K-State adds transfer Patrick Muldoon

The former Eastern Illinois forward will join the squad as a walk-on

NCAA Basketball: Kansas State at West Virginia Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas State became one deeper around the basket Thursday morning.

The Wildcats announced they signed Patrick Muldoon, 6-foot-7, 215-pound forward from Basehor, as a walk-on. Muldoon, previously a forward at Eastern Illinois, will have two years of eligibility. Per NCAA regulations, he must sit out the 2017-18 season and will begin playing in 2018-19.

He is immediately eligible to begin practicing with the team.

“We are excited to have Patrick join our program,” K-State coach Bruce Weber said. “We have been fortunate over the years to have some really quality walk-ons, players like Brian Rohleder, Austin Budke and Zach Winter, and Patrick certainly brings those qualities to our team. He has Division-I experience, having played quality minutes the last two seasons at Eastern Illinois, and is an excellent student who wants to pursue an engineering degree.”

In 2016-17, Muldoon averaged 5.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game for Eastern Illinois. He started 10 of the 29 games he played, notching his lone collegiate double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds against Austin Peay.

Muldoon now becomes the sixth newcomer to K-State for 2017-18.