Commentary

K-State's success in hands of two superstar freshmen, new coach

Originally Published: October 30, 2007
By Fran Fraschilla | Special to ESPN Insider
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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?

Fran Fraschilla is a college basketball analyst for ESPN. He formerly was the head coach at Manhattan, St. John's and New Mexico.