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Bruce Weber: Kansas State has good pieces but hasn’t arrived

Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber
Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber Rich Sugg/The Kansas City Star

During his time at the main table at Big 12 Media Day on Wednesday at Sprint Center, Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber summed up his feelings on the Wildcats and what he expects from them this season before being asked a single question.

“We are obvioulsy excited,” Weber said during his opening statement. “Last year, half our team was new. Now these guys are a year older. It makes it a little easier with us for practice ... I feel like we have a some good pieces. I don’t think we have arrived by any means.”

K-State has good pieces in many different forms. Marcus Foster, Wesley Iwundu, Nino Williams and Thomas Gipson are returning starters. Justin Edwards and Brandon Bolden are touted transfers. Stephen Hurt, Malek Harris and Tre Harris could be impact freshmen.

Weber will have more depth and size than his previous two seasons with K-State.

The keys to winning with that mix, for Weber, will be “getting healthy, development of point guards and their maturity ... And dealing with the schedule. We made it much more difficult.”

Reach Kellis Robinett at krobinett@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @kellisrobinett.

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