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Weber announces the addition of Orris, Watson’s departure

By The Mercury

K-State head men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber officially announced a pair of roster moves on Tuesday that were reported by The Mercury earlier in the week, including the addition of high school point guard Michael Orris (Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee).

A 6-foot-2, 180-pound point guard, Orris was he an honorable mention Class 4A all-state selection as a senior for head coach Tom Cappel in 2011-12. 

Orris helped the Warriors to an 18-8 overall record and a berth in the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Regionals this past season.  He averaged 11 points and four assists as a senior.

Orris originally signed a National Letter of Intent with Weber at Illinois and was granted his release by the school last month. He selected K-State over a number of scholarship offers, including Marquette, Pittsburgh and Virginia.

Weber also announced that senior forward James Watson (Atoka, Okla./Stringtown) has been granted a permanent medical exemption and will no longer be a part of the team.  He will continue to receive financial aid and remain a full-time student at K-State working toward his degree.









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