Maurice, Ervin sign with K-State; Foster transfers to Creighton

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K-State men’s basketball head coach Bruce Weber has signed two more players during the Spring National Signing Period, which puts the Wildcats at six signings this offseason.

The program announced the signing of Isaiah Maurice from South Hill, Virginia and Bull City Prep out of Durham, North Carolina on Monday.

A 6-foot-9-inch, 215-pound forward, Maurice spent the last two seasons at the North Carolina prep school where he averaged 20 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. Prior to signing with K-State, the forward had interest from Auburn, Cincinnati, VCU and Wake Forest.

“We are excited to add Isaiah to our spring signing class,” Weber said in a press release. “We were in need of a big man and he has all the qualities you want with his versatility, length and size. He also has the ability and skill level to step out on the court and make shots. He was a late bloomer in his basketball career and had started to gain a lot of attention late in the season. We were very fortunate to be at the right place at the right time with him.”

Over the weekend, the program also announced the signing of Carlbe Ervin, a transfer from Connors State College in Warner, Oklahoma.

“He brings significant leadership and experience playing the point at the community college level, while also bringing a definite degree of toughness,” Weber said of Ervin in a separate press release. “He led his team to 30 consecutive wins and a No. 1 seed in the national tournament eventually finishing in the final eight. He is a versatile player who is a great distributor of the ball and has shown the ability to get to the basket and finish.”

An Oklahoma native, Ervin averaged 16 points for Connors State College during his sophomore campaign. The 6-foot-3-inch, 180-pound guard scored in double figures in 26 of his team’s 30 games as a sophomore.

Foster lands at Creighton

One month after being dismissed from the K-State men’s basketball program, Marcus Foster has found his new basketball home.

Sunday, Foster announced via Twitter his decision to transfer to Creighton saying, “Time to get back to work! Officially a Creighton Blue Jay.”

Foster, who led K-State in scoring in each of the last two seasons, will sit out next year in accordance with NCAA transfer rules. He will have two years of eligibility remaining at the start of the 2016-17 season.

Following his dismissal at K-State, Foster received interest from Creighton, Gonzaga, LSU and Miami, among others.

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