Kansas State’s Iwundu Getting Attention From NBA

Kansas State basketball’s Wesley Iwundu finished the college basketball season strong. The senior forward stock’s is rising and he is included on at least one mock NBA draft board.

Iwundu led Bruce Weber Kansas State Wildcats down the stretch this roller coaster of a basketball season.

His Senior leadership was critical after the rocky month of February put the team in jeopardy of no March Madness action.

In the First-Four, Iwundu played the way Weber needed. He scored 24 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. The effort led the Wildcats to a 95-88 win over Wake Forest of the tough Atlantic Coast Conference.

The latest Draft Express mock draft includes Iwundu at #43 and heading to the Utah Jazz. I’m not a fan of mock draft board but I know most fans and players love to see how they measure against others.

As a matter of fact, Iwundu is listed on this board ahead of both starting guards in Lawrence. He is just below Iowa State’s Monte Morris.

Earlier this month, the 6’7 Iwundu received All Big 12 Conference Honors for the second straight season.

Mar 14, 2017; Dayton, OH, USA; Kansas State Wildcats forward Wesley Iwundu (25) moves the ball in the second half against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the first four of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

He should be proud of his selection to the All Big 12 Third Team.
The conference coaches make these selections and are not allowed to vote for their own players.

Earlier this season, Iwundu became the first Wildcat in school history to record 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 300 assists and 100 steals in a career.

Only Rolando Blackman recorded more in a career. When Blackman played in the late 70s and early 80s they didn’t keep track of stats on steals.

Iwundu ranks among the Top 20 in several Big 12 categories, including scoring rebounding, free throw percentage and assists.

Will Iwundu make an NBA roster? So much is determined by landing on a team that is the right fit. He certainly has all the talent to earn an NBA paycheck.

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