Category Archives: HEAT CHECK

HEAT CHECK: Wally, Rodney and Nick

NOTE: This will be a recurring item that will feature an update on how Kansas State prospects are currently doing.

Based on attendance figures, it seems some K-State fans must believe the men’s basketball team won’t be worth following until next year. While I usually don’t like to reward such negligence, I decided to check in anyway with Arlington Country Day’s Rex Morgan, who coaches two of the jewels in K-State’s recruiting class, Wally Judge and Rodney McGruder, and Arlington (Texas) Grace Prep’s Ray Forsett, who coaches Nick Russell.

ACD is 13-5, finishing with a 5-4 record in two national tournaments. McGruder, whom Morgan said is a legit 6-foot-6 with shoes on, is averaging 22 points and eight rebounds. The four-star recruit has struggled a little lately with his three-point shot, but McGruder spent some extra time in the gym Tuesday. He took 300 threes, and Morgan said he made 71 percent — someone is going to have to do the math on that.

Viewed by some as a shooter, Morgan said McGruder is a scorer.

“From 18 feet in, he’s outstanding,” Morgan said. “He has a little floater… Great intermediate game.”

Read More »