JumpOffPlus.com College Tour: What We Learned @KStateWBB – Jan. 26, 2014

Fr. PG  Leticia Romero has come out of the shoot on fire leading the Wildcats again on this night. *Courtesy of KState Athletics

Fr. PG organic food research paper Leticia Romero has come out of the shoot on fire leading the Wildcats again on this night.
*Courtesy of KState Athletics

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas State Wildcats hosted then No. 13 Iowa State in a Big 12 matchup. Fresh off of a big win against Texas Tech, coach Deb Patterson’s team looked to “Pack The House” and get back-to-back wins in league play. Here’s our take on the current state of the KState program:

By: @BrandonClayPSB

1) Leticia Romero is making a strong case for Big 12 Freshman of the Year.

Named ProspectsNation.com’s No. 1 incoming international freshman, Leticia Romero of Las Palmas, Spain had plenty of expectation coming into this season. The 5-foot-8 point guard has come out of the shoot on fire leading the Wildcats essay writing services canada team in her first season in the states. Romero finished this night with 27 points, six rebounds and five assists playing all but a single minute of the game.

2) Remember these names: Katya Leick and Ashia Woods.

Katya Leick of Grey Cloud Township, Minn., had a heck of a performance against the Cyclones. The senior forward had 23 points and five rebounds on the night. Her play will be essential to the continued success of this team throughout the rigorous conference schedule. The same can be said for junior forward Ashia Woods from Wichita, Kan. Though Woods didn’t have her best night in this one, her presence as a perimeter scorer will be crucial as opposing defenses begin to key on Romero during the second go round in conference play.

3) Defending essay writer review their house was not a problem on this night.

With Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh on hand for the game, Kansas State set the tone of the game early with a defensive-oriented mindset that even he could appreciate. They held an Iowa State team capable of scoring in bunches to just 22 first half points giving the crowd of over 8,000 plenty to cheer about in the process. Patterson and associate coach Kamie Ethridge preached about not giving up open looks during shoot around. Though Iowa State finally got a couple to fall late in the game, it wasn’t enough to keep KState’s game plan execution from allowing them to close the night with a W.

4) With her positive outlook, Deb Patterson leads by example

In her 18th nature is the best teacher essay season at the helm of the Wildcats, Patterson has coached nine NCAA Tournament teams with 11 straight postseason appearances dating back to 2002. During our time on campus, we found Patterson to be as encouraging as any coach that we’ve been around on the tour. Her upbeat demeanor and focused approach to the game put both her staff and team in a great position to be successful on this night even with a top 25 opponent lining up across from them. Assistant coaches Shalee Lehning and Kelly Moylan were encouraging from shoot around until the final buzzer sounded as well.

5) Everything is looking gorgeous in Manhattan.

Armed with potentially the freshman of the year in Romero and an extremely spacious multi-million dollar basketball facility just feet away from Bramlage Coliseum, the Wildcats appear essay writing service wikipedia on the road back to Big 12 prominence. They played three freshman quality minutes on this night and will welcome a 2014 recruiting class highlighted by four-star front court prospects in Shaelyn Martin of Tescott, Kan., and McKenna Treece of St. Peters, Mo. Both were on hand for the game against Iowa State. In 2015, the Wildcats are off to an early start with an in-state prospect at the guard spot in Kylee Kopatich of Olathe.

Brandon Clay Brandon Clay is the owner of the JumpOffPlus.com International Report, Peach State Basketball, Inc., and ProspectsNation.com. The JumpOffPlus.com is picked up by more than 200 colleges and universities nationwide. He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach him at [email protected]