Kansas State freshman guard Cartier Diarra gave up a potential dancing career to play basketball. Diarra is one of the most athletic newcomers on K-State’s basketball roster. Diarra, a 6-foot-4 guard, has a 43-inch vertical leap.
Newton offensive lineman Aidan Mills orally committed to K-State on Wednesday, and he is the fourth in-state blocker to commit to K-State in the past week. The other three are Harrison Creed (Ulysses), Adler (Trinity Academy) and Rivas (Hutchinson).
K-State track and field coach Cliff Rovelto will serve as an assistant coach for the U.S. at the Rio Olympics. Rovelto has coached individuals in past Olympics, but this will be his first stint with the team.
Ben Adler won’t become a Kansas State football player until next summer, but he already feels at home in Manhattan. That’s why Adler, a 6-foot-4, 315-pound offensive tackle at Wichita Trinity Academy, orally committed to K-State on Monday, picking the Wildcats before his recruitment could potentially heat up as a senior.
Austin Budke joined the Kansas State men’s basketball team as a walk-on, but he may soon become one of the program’s 13 scholarship players. K-State coach Bruce Weber says Budke, a senior forward from Beloit, Kan., is deserving of the promotion.
The Kansas State men’s basketball team will depart for Europe on Aug. 8, and it won’t return until it has spent 10 days traveling through Italy and Switzerland for five exhibition games against foreign teams. K-State coach Bruce Weber has publicly discussed the benefits of the trip for months, but the Wildcats announced their itinerary Thursday.
The Sunflower State once again proved its love for college basketball last season. Kansas, Kansas State and Wichita State all ranked among the top 40 nationally in paid men’s basketball attendance, according to NCAA data released Wednesday.
Miami point guard and Kansas State transfer Angel Rodriguez is the Hurricanes' unquestioned leader and has led his team into a Sweet 16 showdown against Villanova on Thursday in Louisville, Ky. (Tony Adame/The Wichita Eagle)
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