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KSU announces walk-ons; Peterson leaving team

By The Mercury

Kansas State announced the additions of Shawn Meyer and Brian Rohleder as walk-ons to the men’s basketball team Thursday.

Both players join the K-State program as freshmen after high school careers at Blue Springs South (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) and Bishop Carroll (Wichita) High Schools respectively.

“Shawn and Brian are both excellent additions to our program,” said K-State coach Frank Martin.  “Both players have already shown the necessary hard work and commitment to help our basketball team.”

A 6-foot-5, 210-pound guard, Meyer was a two-year letterman at Blue Springs South High School, where he helped the Jaguars to a 20-8 overall record in 2010-11, including a share of the Suburban Big Six Conference title.  A two-time first team all-district, all-area and all-conference player, he averaged 16 points, eight rebounds and two assists per game during his playing career. He was the area scoring leader as a junior in 2009-10, where he broke the school single-game scoring mark with 36 points. 

Meyer is an outstanding student-athlete, maintaining a high GPA throughout his high school career.  He plans to major in construction science and management.

A 6-foot-3, 210-pound guard, Rohleder (pronounced ROW-letter) was a two-year letterman for head coach Lonnie Lollar at Bishop Carroll High School, where he led the Golden Eagles to the Class 5A State Tournament in 2010-11.  A two-time honorable mention All-Class 5A selection, he averaged 13 points, six rebounds, three assists and 1.5 steals per game as a senior. 

Devon Peterson, who was a junior walk-on last season, has left the program. Peterson played in 16 games, averaging 1.9 points per game, while playing crucial minutes defensively.

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