A perspective on Curtis Kelly

I spoke with Scout.com’s Dave Telep today – and if you didn’t check out the blog he and Evan Daniels handled yesterday, you missed some top-notch stuff – for tomorrow’s story on Kansas State’s signing class.

Quick tease – he’s impressed, especially with Wally Judge.

But I also used the call as an opportunity to gauge what type of player the Wildcats were getting in Curtis Kelly, the transfer from UConn who will be eligible next season as a junior. Here’s what he had to say about Kelly, the former New York City phenom:

“It has everything to do with Curtis… He has the talent to play for money. But it’s always been about Curtis. I think he had some growing up to do coming out of high school. He was easily distracted – it was easy to take him out of his game. He should have been a McDonald’s All-American – he had that type of ability.

“He has to get all of his distractions out. If he can do that, he can make money doing this someday. This is his last chance.”

Think he’ll thrive playing in Manhattan under Frank Martin?