NBA Invites Kansas State’s Iwundu to Draft Combine

Kansas State basketball’s Wesley Iwundu is heading to the NBA draft combine. The league draft is less then 2 months away.

The day after Cincinnati selected Kansas State football’s Jordan Willis in the NFL draft, another Wildcat Senior had good news on turning pro.

On Saturday, Wesley Iwundu revealed he’s been invited to the annual NBA draft combine.

 

 

On May 9, the Wildcat guard will be in Chicago to show his strengths to coaches and other NBA decision makers.

On June 22, Iwundu could become the first Wildcat selected in the NBA draft since Michael Beasley and Bill Walker in 2008.

Feb 11, 2017; Morgantown, WV, USA; Kansas State Wildcats forward Wesley Iwundu (25) reacts to a call during the first half against the West Virginia Mountaineers at WVU Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Iwundu finished the college basketball season strong. The senior forward’s stock continues to rise.

The latest Draft Express mock draft includes Iwundu at #45 and heading to the the New York Knicks.

I’m not a fan of mock draft boards. However, 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.

The 6 foot 7 inch 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.

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.

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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