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Kansas State’s Marcus Foster will transfer to Creighton, Wildcats add recruit

Kansas State guard Marcus Foster announced Sunday on Twitter that he will transfer to Creighton.
Kansas State guard Marcus Foster announced Sunday on Twitter that he will transfer to Creighton. The Kansas City Star

Former Kansas State guard Marcus Foster will continue his college basketball career at Creighton.

Foster announced his decision to transfer to the Bluejays on Sunday on Twitter. He will sit out the upcoming season in accordance with NCAA transfer rules and have two years of eligibility remaining.

Foster became a hot name on the transfer market last month when K-State basketball coach Bruce Weber dismissed him from the team after an up-and-down season in which he served a three-game suspension for violating team rules. As a freshman, Foster was one of the best players in the Big 12. He led the Wildcats in scoring — 15.5 points — and put up the best numbers of any freshman to come through the program since current NBA forward Michael Beasley.

His production — 12.5 points — dropped as a sophomore, and he was in and out of the starting lineup. When the season ended, he admitted he did not practice or play as hard as he needed to, blaming himself for the Wildcats’ disappointing 15-17 record.

Foster will begin anew at the school that finished second to K-State during his original recruiting process. When he was a high school senior, Foster scheduled a recruiting visit to Creighton but never made the trip. Instead, he committed to K-State on his first official visit.

This time, he also committed on his first visit, choosing Creighton over interest from LSU, Miami, Gonzaga and others.

“Time to get back to work,” Foster wrote on Twitter. “Officially a Creighton Blue Jay.”

While he has moved on from K-State, the Wildcats appear to have moved on from him. On Sunday, K-State picked up an oral commitment from 6-foot-8 Isaiah Maurice, a three-star power forward from North Carolina, who gave his pledge to K-State after a recruiting visit this weekend. He chose the Wildcats over Texas-El Paso, Old Dominion and Cincinnati.

Maurice joins a large 2015 recruiting class that already features guards Carlbe Ervin, Kamau Stokes and Barry Brown on top of forwards Dante Williams and Dean Wade. Weber has two scholarships remaining after the departures of six scholarship players and two seniors.

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