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Kansas State basketball signs three new recruits

K-State recruit Levi Stockard throws down a dunk for his high school team.
K-State recruit Levi Stockard throws down a dunk for his high school team. Courtesy photo

The Kansas State basketball team signed three recruits on Wednesday.

Mike McGuirl, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Manchester, Conn., will bolster K-State’s backcourt. He did a little bit of everything in high school last year, averaging 19 points, six rebounds, four assists and four blocks on a team that won a state championship.

He earned all-conference and all-state honors as a junior and orally committed to K-State following a recruiting visit to the school in September.

K-State’s other new recruits will provide a boost inside.

Levi Stockard, a 6-foot-8, 240-pound center, may remind fans of senior forward D.J. Johnson. Both players have similar bodies, and both players are from St. Louis.

Stockard averaged 12 points and seven rebounds as a junior for Vashon High and chose K-State over Xavier.

He will play alongside Nigel Shadd, a 6-foot-9, 237-pound forward from Chandler, Ariz.

Shadd received little recruiting attention from major-conference schools, choosing K-State over a host of mid-majors. Shadd averaged 18.5 points, 14 rebounds and 3.9 blocks as a junior at Tri-City Christian Academy.

Rivals.com rates all three of K-State’s new signees as three-star prospects.

McGuirl, Stockard and Shadd signed with K-State on the first day of the fall early signing period. The Wildcats have one available scholarship remaining for the 2017 class, which they hope to use on another recruit or transfer during the late signing period.

Kellis Robinett: @kellisrobinett

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