Today is the official opening of the early signing period for all NCAA-sanctioned sports but football. This means men’s and women’s programs around the country will be getting some or all of their 2018 class locked today. This early period is open through November 15th.
K-State’s men’s basketball program technically doesn’t have any scholarship slots open at the moment, but that didn’t stop them from offering 3-star (Rivals) PG Shaun Williams of of Florissant, MO. Today, Williams signed his NLI making him the fifth player from the greater St. Louis area to sign with the Wildcats under head coach Bruce Weber.
Things were a little bit more exciting for the MittieCats, as they had several spots to fill and cleaned up three of their big names early, headlined by local product Christianna Carr, daughter of assistant women’s basketball coach Chris Carr. Carr, a 6’0” guard, is rated as the #22 player nationally by ESPN HoopGurlz, and the #8 guard prospect in 2018. She chose K-State over offers from South Carolina and Kentucky among others. This marks the third year in a row that K-State has signed at least one top-100 prospect.
Also signing today was 6’5” center Ayoka Lee from Byron, MN, who is rated as the #38 post player in the 2018 class, as well as 5’10” guard Savannah Simmons from Bel Air, MD, who is rated as the #64 guard in the 2018 class. Also expected to sign with the Cats today is 6’1” wing Laura Macke from Baileyville, KS (about 45 minutes NE of Manhattan), who is rated as the #56 wing in the 2018 class.
K-State baseball has announced one commitment so far, Dylan Phillips, 6’0" LHP out of Omaha, NE.
Editor’s note: The headline and early version of this story has been updated to reflect that all sports but football are open for early signing today, not just basketball.