June 23, 2006

Five-star forward Beasley's road to K-State

Kansas State has landed one of the truly elite high school basketball prospects in the nation; now the question is just how did the Wildcats secure the commitment of a five-star rated prospect who spent more than a year committed to another program? Here's a detailed look at Michael Beasley's decision to become a Wildcat.

SEPTEMBER 2, 2004: FIVE-STAR FORWARD COMMITS TO CHARLOTTE
Despite being years away from finishing his high school career, Michael Beasley decides to make an extremely early commitment to UNC-Charlotte in large part because of his relationship with Charlotte assistant Dalonte Hill.

MARCH 22, 2006: K-STATE LANDS BOB HUGGINS AS NEW HEAD COACH
GoPowercat.com learned from a source close to Kansas State's coaching search that former Cincinnati basketball coach Bob Huggins has been hired to replace Jim Wooldridge as head basketball coach at K-State. Huggins, 52, took the Bearcats to 14 straight NCAA Tournaments before parting ways with the university before the start of the 2005-06 season.

APRIL 5, 2006: HUGGINS ANNOUNCES HIRING OF FIRST TWO ASSISTANTS
Kansas State head men's basketball coach Bob Huggins began the process of assembling his coaching announcing the hiring of Frank Martin and Dalonte Hill as assistant coaches.

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