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California power forward Tanner Lancona to visit K-State

04/25/2013 6:09 PM

05/20/2014 10:43 AM

Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber’s search for a big man to add to the Wildcats’ 2013 recruiting class recently took him to California, where he talked with 6-foot-9 power forward Tanner Lancona for more than one hour during an in-school visit.

The chat apparently left an impression on Lancona. His father, Sean, says K-State is now one of four schools Lancona is considering. Lancona will take an official visit to K-State next weekend (May 3-5).

He is also considering St. Louis, which he will visit this weekend, along with Colorado State and BYU.

Here is Lancona’s recruiting profile at ESPN.com. Here is one of his highlight videos . The Tesoro High School big man originally signed with Washington State, but the school released him from his National Letter of Intent last month for what was classified as a “mutual decision.” Lancona’s father said college coaches have been calling him non stop since.

Lancona averaged 19 points and eight rebounds as a high school senior. He has the ability to score inside and shoot from the perimeter.

K-State could use another post player after the transfer of Adrian Diaz. Thomas Gipson, D.J. Johnson and newcomer Neville Fincher are the only big men currently on the roster.

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