BREAKING: Five-star David Castillo commits to K-State men’s basketball

K-State fans cheer on their men’s basketball team during the Sunflower Showdown against Kansas in Bramlage Coliseum on Feb. 29, 2020. (Archive photo by Logan Wassall | Collegian Media Group)

Class of 2024 five-star point guard David Castillo announced his commitment to Kansas State at Bartlesville High School. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound prospect committed to K-State over Oklahoma State and Kansas as the No. 1 player in Oklahoma.

Castillo is widely regarded as a top 50 recruit, including the ESPN 60 which ranks him as the No. 12 overall recruit and No. 3 point guard in the nation for 2024. 

Despite being labeled a point guard on ESPN and On3, Castillo is listed as a combo guard on 247sports, blending the attributes of a point guard and shooting guard. 

“I’d say I’m a three-level scorer,” Castillo told On3’s Joe Tipton. “I think I’m a fast player, too. Up and down, I can push in transition and make plays. I’m really just an all-around point guard.”

Castillo earned two gold medals with the USA Basketball National Team, winning the 2021 FIBA Americas U16 Championship and the 2022 FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup. Castillo also reached the 1,000-point mark in just two seasons at Bartlesville High School in Oklahoma.

This commitment marks K-State’s first five-star since Wally Judge in the class of 2009. 

Castillo becomes K-State’s first commit in the class of 2024, following the class of 2023 that included three four-stars in Dai Dai Ames, RJ Jones and Macaleab Rich.