If Will Spradling continues to play the way he did Monday night at Bramlage Coliseum during Kansas State’s big 69-61 win over Baylor, the Wildcats will continue to improve as the season goes along.
The freshman guard was that good.
He scored a career-high 17 points, made two key three-pointers, drained all nine of his free throws and committed no turnovers while also providing a few impressive plays on defense.
But what truly made his night was his tenacious approach. When he missed shots, he didn’t blink. He got back on defense and wasn’t afraid to shoot the next time he saw the ball. If that missed too, he just kept on playing. Very Denis Clemente. That’s something the Wildcats need.
“Will can be extremely good with his intangibles and his decision making,” said senior guard Jacob Pullen. “Offensively he can really score the ball. He scored the ball in high school really well. There are certain drills in practice that he can shoot you in a drill and you can’t get out. Offensively the sky is the limit for him.”