Sep 29, 2021 5:05 PM

KSU men’s basketball to hold open practice Saturday

Posted Sep 29, 2021 5:05 PM
Men’s Basketball Team to Hold Open Practice Saturday
Men’s Basketball Team to Hold Open Practice Saturday

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Fans can catch a first glimpse of the 2021-22 Kansas State men’s basketball team on Saturday morning, as the Wildcats will hold an open practice from 11 a.m., until 1:30 p.m., CT at Bramlage Coliseum prior to the Oklahoma football game.

Fans can enter the arena through the Northwest or Northeast entrances with the doors to Section 4-5-6 on the West side and Section 18-19-20 on the East side opening at 11 a.m., CT. Admission is free.

Fans will be able to pick up roster cards (limited supply) and schedule posters on the Bramlage concourse.

K-State, which opens team practice on Thursday, is set to return four of its top-5 scorers, including super senior Mike McGuirl and rising sophomores Davion BradfordSelton Miguel and Nijel Pack. In all, the Wildcats return nine lettermen, including juniors Kaosi Ezeagu and Carlton Linguard, Jr., and sophomores Luke Kasubke and Seryee Lewis, while adding seven newcomers, including Division I transfers Mark Smith (Missouri), Markquis Nowell (Little Rock) and Ismael Massoud (Wake Forest).

The only senior in 2020-21, McGuirl averaged 11.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game while starting all 29 games. He led the way in 12 team categories, while was second in scoring to Pack (12.7 ppg.), who became the first true freshman to pace the Wildcats in scoring since 2013-14. Bradford (7.7 ppg.) and Miguel (7.2 ppg.) were fourth and fifth in scoring, respectively, while Bradford recorded the second-highest single-season field goal percentage (62.1) in school history.

The three transfers have combined to play in 220 games at the Division I level with 138 starts, while they have accounted for nearly 400 3-pointers (383-of-1061; 36.1 percent) in their college careers. In addition, the team welcomes sophomore walk-ons Jordan Brooks and Trey Harris as well as a pair of true freshmen in Maximus Edwards and Logan Landers

Season tickets are currently on sale with the Wildcats slated to play 18 games at Bramlage Coliseum, beginning with an exhibition game against Pittsburg State on Thursday, November 4. The official opener is set for Wednesday, November 10 against Florida A&M.

In addition to the home schedule, season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to pre-order tickets for the Hall of Fame Classic, which runs from Monday-Tuesday, November 22-23 at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City and the December 5 game at INTRUST Bank Arena against Wichita State.

Fans can purchase season tickets in a variety of ways, including toll free at (800) 221.CATS (2287) and online at www.kstatesports.com/tickets.

How to follow the ‘Cats: For complete information on K-State men’s basketball, visit www.kstatesports.com and follow the team’s social media channels on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.