Kansas State Wildcats Freshman Marcus Foster and Junior Thomas Gipson were named co-winners of the Rolando Blackman Most Valuable Players Award at Kansas State’s end of the year basketball banquet on Tuesday.
Marcus Foster walked away from the banquet with a two other awards to go along with his Co-MVP, The Tex Winter Offensive Player of the Year Award and the Newcomer of the Year Award. Foster established himself as one of Kansas State’s top players last year, putting in one of the best freshmen campaigns ever by a Wildcat. Foster became only the second Kansas State freshman to be named to one of the three all-conference teams.
Thomas Gipson was the only other multiple award winner on the night, becoming only the second ever recipient of the Bob Boozer Courage Award. A full rundown of the award winners can be found at here.
Kansas State went 20-13 on the season, 10-8 in Big 12 play. They made it the NCAA Tournament, where they lost their first game against the horribly under seeded Kentucky Wildcats. Considering this was a rebuilding season for Bruce Weber, K-State was should be pleased with the results.
In other K-State Basketball news it was announced that the Wildcats would participate in the 2014 Maui Invitational tournament in the upcoming season becoming the fifth NCAA tournament participant to be named to the field joining Arizona, BYU, Pittsburgh and San Diego State.
Also, the Athens Banner Herald is reporting that Georgia and Kansas State have agreed to a home-and-home series that would bring Kansas native and Georgia Head Coach Mark Fox and his Bulldogs to Bramlage Coliseum this December.