K-State signs first player during Spring National Signing Period

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K-State had recently announced the signing of point guard Kamau Stokes from the Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia. (Photo Courtesy of K-State Athletics)

K-State men’s basketball head coach Bruce Weber has begun replenishing his roster after the slew of departures that made headlines this offseason left the team with just five current scholarship players.

The first announcement came Wednesday when K-State announced the signing of point guard Kamau Stokes from the Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia.

“We are excited to welcome Kamau to K-State,” Weber said in a press release. “Aside from his abilities as a basketball player, I think the biggest positive he brings our program is his great competitive spirit. He has a natural drive to be successful and he wants to do anything to help his team win. As a player, he has very good quickness with the ability to knock down shots, especially from long range. We look forward to him getting to campus and starting working our guys.”

Stokes, 5-foot-10-inch and 160 pounds, spent the past year playing postgraduate basketball at the Fork Union Military Academy. He was invited to the 2014 National Prep Showcase where he averaged 30.5 points, 5 assists and 2.5 steals in two games.

In high school, Stokes led two different high school teams to state titles. In 2014, Stokes’ senior season at City College High School in Baltimore, Maryland won the championship with a 27-0 record. His junior year at Dunbar High School in Baltimore, Maryland, Stokes’ team won the title with a 26-2 record.

Stokes is the first signee of the Spring National Signing Period. He is the fourth overall signee for next year’s class (Dean Wade, Barry Brown and Dante Williams).

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