clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Report Says K-State PG Angel Rodriguez To Return While Weber Recruits HS Guard

it appears that if Bruce Weber can have his way not only will the Wildcats welcome back Angel Rodriguez next season but he will have some more competition to deal with.

Mar 3, 2012; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats guard Angel Rodriguez (13) brings the ball up court during a 77-58 Wildcats' win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Bramlage Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-US PRESSWIRE
Mar 3, 2012; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats guard Angel Rodriguez (13) brings the ball up court during a 77-58 Wildcats' win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Bramlage Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-US PRESSWIRE

In the NFL you often hear about how free agency is not just going out and signing players from other teams but it is also about resigning your own guys. Well the same principle applies for a new head basketball coach when taking over a program on the BCS level.

The first recruiting that must be done is to keep the existing players in house that may or may not be looking elsewhere.

Per a report from the Manhattan Mercury, it appears that new K-State coach had what could be considered his first recruiting win as point guard Angel Rodriguez has apparently decided to stay at K-State and not transfer.

His season totals from last year came to 8.0 points per game and 3.2 assists. While he did have a very up and down season it must be remembered that Rodriguez was only a freshman and was asked to take over and essentially lead the team. K-State fans have to hope that the combination of experience along with a new coaching staff will help Rodriguez cut down on his mistakes.

Even though Rodriguez , who will only be a sophomore, looks to be the starting point guard for the foreseeable future it has not stopped Bruce Weber from trying to bring in someone to compete for the position.

Word is that K-State has interest in former Mississippi State commit Josh Gray from Houston, TX. After the Bulldogs head coach Rick Stansbury retired, Gray asked for and was released from his letter of intent. According to Rivals, Gray is a three star prospect and is ranked as the 107th overall high school prospect in the country.

If the Wildcats are able to bring Gray into the fold it will present a very interesting battle for playing time next season. Currently at point guard the Wildcats already bring back Rodriguez, Will Spradling, Martavious Irving and Jeremy Jones.