Kansas State basketball coach Frank Martin sent a message to Curtis Kelly on Friday when he benched the senior forward in the Wildcats’ season opener against James Madison.
He thought Kelly needed to practice with more energy and be a better teammate.
So far that message has been received. When asked about Kelly’s practice habits over the weekend, Martin said:
“He’s been better. A lot better.”
But that doesn’t necessarily mean Kelly will be back in the starting lineup on Tuesday when Virginia Tech comes to Bramlage Coliseum. Martin said it doesn’t even guarantee he will dress for the game.
“Just because he’s been halfway decent for two days I’m not going to do back flips,” Martin said. “He’s got to do right for an extended period of time. The last couple days he’s been more the way that he needs to be, unlike the way he’s been for the three and four weeks leading into last game.” (more…)