Kansas State University

Martin confirms new additions to K-State basketball

MANHATTAN — Kansas State basketball coach Frank Martin confirmed several recent roster changes and announced the signing of James Watson on Friday.

Watson, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound Cowley College power forward who began his career at Washington State, helped the Tigers to a 25-8 record last season while averaging 10.4 points and 6.1 rebounds.

He will join high school seniors Adrian Diaz and Thomas Gipson as newcomers in K-State's frontcourt next season. Combined with guards Omari Lawrence, Angel Rodriguez and Jeremy Jones, the Wildcats will have six new players on campus this summer.

The roster spots were created when seniors Curtis Kelly and Jacob Pullen graduated, and Freddy Asprilla, Wally Judge, Nick Russell and Juevol Myles opted to transfer.

"We are excited to welcome these players to K-State," Martin said. "Each addresses a need for the coming year and continues to make us a deeper and more athletic team."