Robert Upshaw, Kansas State’s best recruit since the Wildcats landed Wally Judge in 2009, will not play for K-State due to the departure of coach Frank Martin, according to a report from ESPN.com. Upshaw, a 7-foot center and the No. 43 player in the country, will also not follow Martin to South Carolina, his mother told ESPN.
It was believed Upshaw signed a National Letter of Intent in November, binding him to K-State unless he were to get a release from the university. However, it has since been reported that Upshaw did not sign a Letter of Intent, and instead, simply signed scholarship papers, which enable him to go to another school without a release from K-State.