From 2005 to 2008, Kansas State signed 26, 30, 34 and 33 student-athletes in that span, which totals 123 scholarships. Of the 123 signed, at least 38 either won’t make it to campus or won’t finish out their four years of eligibility with the Wildcats.
4. Frank Martin, Kansas State: There were surely people who doubted if Martin would still be coaching the Wildcats by now when he inherited the program from Bob Huggins back in 2007 — and not because they figured he’d have landed a better gig. His hiring was seen as a move to keep Huggins’ highly ranked recruiting class, led by Michael Beasley, intact, and it worked. But Beasley only helped the Wildcats to one NCAA Tournament. The 45-year-old Martin’s now been to two more without him and has won at least 21 games in every season in Manhattan. The Wildcats have lost Jacob Pullen on the court and ace assistant — and recruiter — Dalonte Hill from the bench, so Martin will have his work cut out for him keeping K-State near the top of the Big 12 hierarchy.
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