K-State picked up its second commitment of the month on Monday. Once again, it was a big one. Robert Upshaw, a 7-foot center from Fresno, Calif., who is considered the No. 43 overall prospect in the 2012 recruiting class according to Rivals, chose the Wildcats over Georgetown, Louisville, Fresno State and others.
Upshaw’s commitment to K-State is considered a major boon for Frank Martin and his coaching staff. Throughout the offseason, they went after high-profile players and came up short on their top four targets. Upshaw, who should be able to compete right away for a starting spot in the Wildcats’ frontcourt, will make up for some of those misses.
He is the highest rated recruit to choose K-State since former forward Wally Judge signed before the 09-10 season.
Martavious Irving was a late scratch from K-State’s lineup on Monday. The junior guard, who started the season opener against Charleston Southern, watched the bench with a boot on his right ankle.
K-State has won 35 straight non-conference home games. . . . Monday’s game was the finale of a three-game series with Loyola-Chicago. K-State won all three.