Bruce Weber era begins at K-State

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Just about everyone is back for Kansas State this season but the coach.

Frank Martin is gone to South Carolina, and former Illinois coach Bruce Weber has taken over.

So far, so good. He says he has successfully “re-recruited” 12 lettermen, including six who started 10 games or more for the Wildcats in 2011.

Seniors Rodney McGruder, Jordan Henriquez and Martavious Irving all have considerable experience, and other players have logged meaningful minutes. McGruder led the team in scoring and ten other categories last season, while Henriquez set records for single season and career blocks.

Weber is starting his first season as K-State after parting ways with Illinois.