Category Archives: Getting To Know

Catching up with … AD John Currie

During my first tour of the Kansas State athletic offices yesterday, I got the chance to talk at length with the Wildcats’ new top dog John Currie.

We had a nice conversation and you can read about most of what he told me in today’s Eagle or Star. But there were some interesting notes I couldn’t squeeze into the print edition, like how long he expects Bill Snyder to coach this time around.

The answer: “He’ll be around as long as he wants to be.”
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Getting To Know: Ken Bowman

Ken Bowman has USC coach Tim Floyd to thank for landing in Kansas.

According to Hutch C.C. coach Ryan Swanson, Floyd — who had recruited a few of Swanson’s players when the coach was at Garden City — recommended a lively, good-sized prospect he’d seen in the Los Angeles area during a workout.

But Bowman thought he was Division I material — even though he wasn’t going to qualify.

A year later, and a year away from the game, Bowman touched down in the Sunflower State.

“He was really rusty,” Swanson said. “You could see there was a lot of skill, though.”

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Getting To Know: Maurice Sutton

Maurice Sutton is 6-foot-11, maybe 200 pounds. He’s a senior center averaging more than 20 points and 10 rebounds at Largo High in Washington, D.C., which is ranked No. 16 in The Washington Post’s weekly poll.

In Largo’s last game, Sutton scored 33 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and blocked 12 shots. And Largo lost, 91-86.

Sutton is on Kansas State’s radar.

His mother, Gwen, confirmed Monday that K-State is interested in her son.

“He’s a late bloomer,” she said.

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