Kansas State freshman guard Ron Freeman will transfer to Northwest Florida State College, men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber announced Tuesday.
Freeman will leave K-State after one season in which he rarely played, averaging 0.6 points, 0.1 rebounds and 0.1 assists in 11 games. He scored two points in three different games, playing exclusively with reserves near the end of blowouts. Weber and Freeman discussed the possibility of sitting out the season with a redshirt, but Freeman opted to play.
A 6-foot-5, 185-pounder from Los Angeles, Freeman was the final member of K-State’s 2015 recruiting class. He signed with the Wildcats in the spring after averaging 16.6 points at Future College Prep School. He was best known for his athleticism, flashing it at times during warm-ups with the Wildcats.
Weber wished Freeman well, saying he hopes Freeman finds increased playing time elsewhere. Weber doesn’t expect any other K-State players to transfer.
“I think everyone else is fine.” Weber said. “They are all looking forward to next season.”
Freeman’s departure opens an extra scholarship for K-State to use during the spring signing period. The Wildcats planned ahead in case of a transfer and are currently recruiting Neosho County forward Freddie McSwain. He appears to be their top target. McSwain took an official visit to K-State over the weekend and will also visit Indiana. He is expected to choose between the two schools later this month.
K-State expects a pair of commits — guard Cartier Diarra and small forward Brian Patrick — to sign binding letters of intent later this week. They will join early signees James Love and Xavier Sneed.
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