- Fran Fraschilla, College Basketball
While Bob Huggins blew in and out of Manhattan, Kan., quicker than a midsummer thunderstorm, he left behind a residue of winning that should serve new coach Frank Martin and his talented young Kansas State team well this season. However, he also left behind expectations for the Wildcats and their prized freshmen, Bill Walker and Michael Beasley, that are higher than they have been since the Mitch Richmond days of the late 1980s. But can Martin, Walker and
Beasley live up to those expectations?
From what I witnessed at a recent Kansas State practice, the answer is yes.
While Bob Huggins is now the story at West Virginia, he left the Kansas State program on the verge of success. And with new coach Frank Martin, big-time freshmen Bill Walker and Michael Beasley could have the Wildcats back in the Dance, writes Fran Fraschilla.