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Friday, May 22, 2009

K-State loses two guards

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— Kansas State’s basketball team is losing two of its backup guards to other colleges next season. Coach Frank Martin said Thursday that junior Buchi Awaji and sophomore Fred Brown have been released from their athletic scholarships and will transfer to other colleges.

Comments

Ann Oneill 10 years, 8 months ago

I'm surprised that it's taken players/families this long to see the light, and get as far away from Martin as they can.

Jonathan Allison 10 years, 8 months ago

Sadly, this is a good sign for KSU. It's natural when a team starts to get good recruits that the upperclassmen begin to realize that they are not going to see the court and decide to transfer.

Matt Kenton 10 years, 8 months ago

I'm all for the Big 12 being THE # 1 power basketball conference in the country. And theat means the best talent from all over coming to the midwest.

We are clearly at the top of this conference and I really don't feel threatened by K-State or MU, so let'em get better. It only adds to our credibility when we win and makes us better for the tournament if they ever manage to pull off an upset during the season.

Plus, what would be so bad about turning on ESPN and hearing Dick V or anyone else gush over the basketball and the rivalries we have in our backyards?

panalytic 10 years, 8 months ago

plasticJHawk seems to have a point about how k-state is advancing. At least one of those guys are leaving because they will not play enough. Another one, Brown. averaged 8 points a game, wonder what his situation is to cause him to leave? K-state has a McDonalds All American on the way though. They could be a really good team. Newells's recent article about a 2005 game against OK State reminded me that we have beaten a lot of good teams consistently over the years. Even if we have a good returning team and a great recruiting class for next year, it may not be easy for us to win the Big 12. It will be fun...

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