Kansas State University

Junior college point guard Corlbe Ervin commits to Kansas State

Kansas State took its first step toward replenishing its men’s basketball roster Sunday when it gained an oral commitment from junior college guard Corlbe Ervin.

A point guard at Connors (Okla.) State College, Ervin is the first recruit to give his pledge to the Wildcats since the departures of leading scorer Marcus Foster, starting point guard Jevon Thomas and reserve Tre Harris were announced last week. K-State dismissed Foster and Harris, while Thomas opted to transfer.

Ervin committed Sunday following an official visit to K-State.

He helped Connors State win 30 straight games this season before falling in the quarterfinals of the NJCAA Division I Tournament, and averaged 15.9 points, 8.3 assists and 6.1 rebounds in the regular season.

“Corlbe has been the heart and soul of this team for two years,” Connors State coach Bill Muse said following the season. “He has had a great career. We are really going to miss him.”

The Wildcats have one available scholarship remaining.

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