Kansas State handed out their final basketball scholarship on June 23rd, welcoming small forward Ron Freeman III to the Wildcats’ 2015-16 class.
A 6’5 swingman from Inglewood, California, Freeman is the 13th scholarship athlete of the season and one coach Bruce Weber couldn’t be anymore excited about:
"“He is not only a great shooter with terrific jumping ability but also has exceptional length for both the shooting guard and small forward spots,” said Weber. “I think his time in the prep school ranks, where he played against some of the top players in the country, will prove to be very valuable to his development.”"
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Ron Freeman was committed to Cal State Fullerton last season but ruled academically ineligible. He made a conscious decision to attend Future College Prep School for 2014-15. It was a decision that paid dividends as Freeman posted 16.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.4 steals, and 1.8 blocks per game. Freeman also shot 74% from the free throw line all while leading the post-graduate program to a 40-14 record. Prior to his prep season, Freeman emerged as the 15th ranked prospect in California following two seasons with Junipero Serra High School.
Kansas State welcomed Freeman for a visit and then extended a basketball scholarship offer on his 19th birthday.
"“How could I say no?” Freeman said shortly after committing. “I feel like I will fit in pretty well. Coach Weber’s style is up tempo and I like that. That is where my game is at its best. I strive on up-tempo systems. I love the way his system is, how they defend and press and how hype they are. That is what made me fall in love with K-State basketball.”"
And for those wondering what number Ron Freeman will wear with Kansas State: