May 05, 2022

Tang Inks NJCAA All-American Nae’Qwan Tomlin

Posted May 05, 2022 5:05 PM

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State head coach Jerome Tang announced on Thursday (May 5) the addition of NJCAA honorable mention All-American Nae’Qwan Tomlin (New York City, N.Y./Urban Assembly School/Chipola [Fla.] College), who signed a Financial Aid Agreement with the program for the 2022-23 season.

A 6-foot-8, 195-pound small forward arrives at K-State after playing two seasons (2020-22) at NJCAA power Chipola College in Marianna, Florida. The Indians advanced to the national semifinals of the NJCAA National Tournament both seasons, while posting a 53-11 (.828) record and collecting consecutive Panhandle Conference and NJCAA Region 8 Tournament Championships under head coach Donnie Tyndall.

“Nae’Qwan is a really outstanding addition to our family, and we are excited to have him at K-State,” said Tang. “It was important for us to add a player with some college experience, and he certainly fits that bill after having scored more than 1,000 points in the junior college ranks. He was not only one of the top players in the junior college ranks but the top player on a team that nearly won the national championship twice, so he has been around winning. I know he is excited to get here and get to work. Like our other guys, he is a quality individual from a great family and will fit in well with our team. I can’t wait for the K-State Family to get to know Qwan.”

Tomlin, who will have two seasons of eligibility remaining, was rated as the No. 7 prospect on the 2022 Top 100.

Tomlin is the fourth player to sign with the Wildcats since Tang became head coach on March 21, joining fellow transfers -- 6-foot-3, 185-pound combo guard Cam Carter (Donaldsonville, La./Oak Hill Academy [Va.]/Mississippi State) and 6-foot-10, 216-pound center Jerrell Colbert (Houston, Texas/Houston [Tenn.]/LSU) as well as high school standout 6-foot-5, 175-pound combo guard Dorian Finister (New Orleans, La./Carver).

The quartet is joined by 6-foot-8, 215-pound power forward Taj Manning (Grandview, Mo./La Lumiere School [Ind.]), who signed with the previous staff during the Fall 2021 Signing Period and recently reconfirmed his commitment to attend K-State for the 2022-23 season.