Tag:Kansas State
Posted on: August 6, 2009 7:16 pm
Edited on: August 6, 2009 7:21 pm

Denis Clemente would kill you in HORSE

I have no idea when it happened.

Or whether you've seen it.

But if you haven't, click this link and check out a pretty ridiculous shot from Kansas State's Denis Clemente. It's by far the best off-the-scoreboard shot I've ever seen, and perhaps the first. And nobody confiscated the tape after it happened, so that's a plus.

(Link courtesy of loyal reader Dane)
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: June 5, 2008 4:13 pm
Edited on: October 21, 2008 5:01 pm

Walker making plans past deadline to withdraw

I think everybody agrees Bill Walker is likely to remain in the NBA Draft.

That's why Kansas State isn't expecting him back.

But I thought it was worth mentioning that in addition to the workouts Walker is currently conducting, sources said he has already agreed to workout for the Grizzlies (picking fifth and 28th) on June 18, which is two days after the date for underclassmen to withdraw from the NBA Draft. Obviously, Walker could cancel that workout whenever. Happens all the time. But it's clear the 6-foot-6 wing is heavily leaning towards staying in and that a promise in the late first round would be enough to keep him in. Otherwise, he probably wouldn't bother working out for the Grizz.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: April 14, 2008 7:03 pm
Edited on: April 14, 2008 7:05 pm

Don't blame Beasley for playing by their rules

Michael Beasley didn't use college.

College used him.

That's the one thing I'd like to make clear in light of Beasley's announcement that he will enter the NBA Draft, because the emails have already started coming, one after another. People are trying to explain to me why Beasley never belonged in college, why it's all just a big joke, why the word student-athlete should never apply. And I agree with those people. But  what you must remember about all this is that Beasley never wanted or needed college, and the only reason he was at Kansas State was because the establishment created a rule that forced him there.

Put another way, this is not Beasley's fault.

He's just playing the game somebody else created.

So don't hate on the CBSSports.com National Player of the Year for doing what he had to do to get to where he has long been  headed. The NBA forbade Beasley from entering the draft out of high school and in turn forced him into a position that admittedly makes a mockery of our institutions of higher learning. But make no mistake, the blame lies with the NBA, not with Beasley, because he never wanted or needed college as much as college wanted and needed him.
Category: NCAAB
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