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Report: Kansas State Makes Offer to UIW’s Keaston Willis

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Kansas State has reportedly made a scholarship offer to Incarnate Word guard Keaston Willis in an effort to bolster its roster after seeing three Wildcats submit their names to the transfer portal.

The offer, reported in an interview Willis did with, makes Kansas State one of several schools that are pursing the transfer, who had a big season for the Cardinals, who play in the Southland Conference and went 8-14 last season.

Willis, just a sophomore, would have three years of eligibility thanks to the NCAA’s provision awarding all student-athletics in winter sports an additional year of eligibility due to COVID-19.

According to the report, the Wildcats, coached by Bruce Weber, were the first high major team to offer Willis a scholarship.


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“Coach Weber told me how he likes how I can score at all three levels. They lost a guard who averaged thirty minutes a game. He said he could not promise anything, but they have thirty minutes on the table for somebody to grab. He wants me to do research on the program and if I am interested, we will set up a zoom call.”

Willis earned All-Southland Conference honors as a sophomore, leading the Cardinals with 19 points per game. He also had five rebounds and two assists per game.

Willis was the SLC Freshman of the Year in 2019-20 after leading the Cardinals in led the team in field goals (133-of-358), 3-point field goals (81-of-232), 3-point field goal percentage (.349) and points (412).

The Wildcats have room on their roster after three players moved into the transfer portal that weekend — DaJuan Gordon, Antonio Gordon, and Rudi Williams. Of those three players, Gordon was a starter for the Wildcats and logged the majority of those “30 minutes” that Willis noted.

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