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With last week’s announcement of Hagop “Jack” Karapetyan choosing Kansas State to play his basketball, the five freshmen and seven total players to play at K-State this year have been finalized. The 6’7″ forward from LA considered almost exclusively California schools, but with a scholarship spot at K-State open and the team desperately in need of more height following the declaration that center Neville Fincher was academically ineligible, the pairing was natural this late in the recruiting game. A quick look at the five freshman in Bruce Weber’s 2013 class:
Marcus Foster: a 6’3″ shooting guard from Wichita Falls, TX, Foster. Rated the 45th best SG in the nation and the 19th best player in the state of Texas by ESPN.
Wesley Iwundu: a 6’7″ small forward from Houston, TX, Foster. Rated the 40th best at his position in the nation and the 21st best player in the state of Texas by 247 Composite Rankings.
Jack Karapetyan: The final component of Weber’s first recruiting class, he put up huge numbers playing at a private Armenian High School most of his prep career where he averaged 32 points and 18 rebounds per game as a junior.
Nigel Johnson: one of two point guards Weber brought in to help offset the loss of Angel Rodriguez, Johnson is rated the 66th best PG in the nation and the 8th best player in the state of Maryland by ESPN.
Jevon Thomas: K-State’s other freshman point guard, Thomas brings more upside than Johnson as 247 Sports rates him the 36th best PG in the nation the third best player in the state of New York.