Cats get commitment from Iwundu

By Joel Jellison

After seeing the passion and enthusiasm of the Kansas State fan base, Wesley Iwundu was hooked.

The Houston Westfield senior made a visit to Manhattan on Sept. 1, watching the football game, touring the new basketball practice facility and meeting the members of the K-State men’s basketball team.

Just shortly after his visit, the 6-foot-5 small forward said he made his decision. On Monday, he made it official with a commitment to K-State.

“When I took my visit on the first of September, about two days after my visit I knew it was the place for me,” he said. “The love from the fans, the enthusiasm towards sports — I already felt like a part of the family.”

Iwundu became the third commitment of the 2013 class for coach Bruce Weber, having already received nods from Marcus Foster and Alex Etherington.

An excited Iwundu said the atmosphere of the football game, as well as the personalities of his future teammates, made him want to be part of it all.

But he still wanted to make sure by taking his final scheduled visit before finalizing a decision. That visit came on Saturday when he went to SMU.

“It was basically to make sure I was making the right decision,” he said. “I knew what I wanted to do.”

K-State assistant coach Alvin Brooks III handled the recruitment of Iwundu, giving the Houston senior a coach from his own backyard.

“Coach Brooks is a really down to earth guy,” he said. “Coming from Houston we have a lot of things in common. We’ve had a great relationship.”

Iwundu said the coaching staff is looking at him to come in as a guard with his top priority to improve his strength.

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