Martin announces recruiting class


     K-State men’s basketball coach Frank Martin announced the signing of four high school seniors to National Letters of Intent on the second day of the fall signing period on Thursday.
    The four-man recruiting class, which is considered one of the nation’s best classes, includes Jordan Henriquez (Winchendon (Mass.) School/Port Chester, N.Y.), Wally Judge (Arlington (Fla.) Country Day/Washington, D.C.), Rodney McGruder (Arlington (Fla.) Country Day/Washington, D.C.) and Nick Russell (Grace Preparatory Academy/Arlington, Texas).
    “It is an exciting time for us at Kansas State,” Martin said. “All the hard work by the assistant coaches to go out and promote our program and sell K-State to potential recruits – it comes through in a recruiting class that we are extremely excited about because of the make-up of kids as people and what we think of them as players. It was important with this class that we continue to add athleticism to our team. We have done that when you consider the guys that we have signed.”
    The headliner of this class, Wally Judge, is a 6-foot-9, 220-pound power forward originally from Washington, D.C., who is entering his second year at Arlington Country Day in Jacksonville, Fla. Judge was rated as a top 25 recruit by several recruiting services, including the No. 17 prospect by ESPN Scouts, Inc. and No. 23 prospect in the Rivals150 by  He was also rated as an ESPNU Top 100 recruit. In addition, he is ranked among the top-10 at his position, including No. 6 by ESPN Scouts, Inc. and No. 9 by