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K-State basketball team gains transfer from Georgetown

Updated: 2013-05-10T23:08:54Z

The Kansas City Star

Kansas State’s men’s basketball team has added a transfer to the mix, bringing in 6-foot-10 Georgetown center Brandon Bolden, who spent one season with the Hoyas, appearing in four games.

Bolden, a Sumter, S.C., native, committed to Georgetown in the fall of his junior year of high school and spent his senior season at Quality Education Academy in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Bolden announced the decision on his Instagram account — “21BoldSalute” — on Friday afternoon:

“I want to thank #HoyaNation for all it’s support over the last few years! I’ve learned a lot this year and truly built life long bonds with each of my teammates! love all of yall its #B4L ! But now I will start another chapter in my life at Kansas State University. #WildcatNation whaddup?”

Bolden also indicated on his Twitter account, @_BrannWale7, that he was headed to K-State: “I’m a Wilddddcat.”

Oldest living letterman dies

Joe Robertson, the oldest living K-State men’s basketball letterman according to the school, died May 2 at his home in Brownstown, Ind. He was 95.

Robertson played for Jack Gardner during his first season at Kansas State in 1939-40 before leaving the school to serve in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He met his wife, Virginia Baxter, a two-time Miss Manhattan, at Kansas State and they were married for 66 years when she died in 2007.

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