Wildcats face another rebuild

Eight scholarship spots are still available at Bruce Weber's disposal, making it the largest rebuild in his eight-years in Manhattan thus far.

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April 9, 2020 - 10:28 AM

Head coach Bruce Weber of the Kansas State Wildcats cheers on his team against the TCU Horned Frogs in the second half during the first round of the Big 12 Basketball Tournament at Sprint Center on March 11, 2020 in Kansas City, Mo. Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images/TNS

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber channeled his inner weatherman four months ago when he said the Wildcats were planning to bring in seven new players despite only losing three seniors at the conclusion of the season.

His forecast let everyone know that a cold front was on the way, and it arrived in full force earlier this week when rising junior point guard David Sloan entered the transfer portal.

Current conditions are worse than predicted. Three K-State basketball players graduated and five others decided to continue their college careers elsewhere, leaving the Wildcats with eight scholarship spots to fill. That is the most roster turnover Weber has overseen during his time in Manhattan, surpassing the mass exodus of 2015 that saw Marcus Foster leave for Creighton and K-State welcome a seven-man recruiting class that featured Barry Brown, Kamau Stokes and Dean Wade.

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