With his basketball career at St. Louis University now behind him, Willie Reed hopes to start fresh at Kansas State.
After visiting Manhattan last week and taking in Madness in Manhattan, the 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward, who averaged 12.4 points and 7.9 rebounds as a sophomore at St. Louis, decided he wanted to play for the Wildcats and applied to become a student.
He is not yet enrolled, and his father — Will Reed — can’t say for sure if or when he will be admitted. But he is confident it will happen.
“We anticipate him being a student at K-State within the next 60 days,” he said.
The process could get complicated. Before Reed requested his release from St. Louis, he was not enrolled at the school and was serving a semester-long suspension from the basketball team due to allegations of sexual assault made by a fellow student against him and a teammate in May.
No criminal charges were filed in the matter, and both Reed and his father insist he is innocent of any wrongdoing. But St. Louis administrators felt he violated the school’s student conduct code and needed to be punished. Will Reed is now in the process of suing the school.
That has led to all kinds of questions — from media, fans and K-State basketball coach Frank Martin. Will Reed agreed to discuss the matter in depth. (more…)