The Kansas State Wildcats had a very successful 2012-13 season. Now, Bruce Weber and his assistants have been looking to parlay their regular season success into some recruiting magic. With three other players having already signed their letters of intent to come to play for Weber, a fourth has been officially added in Neville Fincher.
Fincher will be joining the program this fall. Standing at 6’9″ while weighing 240-pounds, Fincher was a force to be reckoned with underneath the boards in high school. For his senior season, the big man averaged over 10 boards and nearly five blocks a game, although he did not crack double-digits as far as scoring goes — only averaging 9.3 points per outing.
This is another move by Weber to help add to his already strong returning team. In fact, the Wildcats will be returning nine players from last season. Fincher joins Marcus Foster, Wesley Iwundu and Jevon Thomas as recruits who have signed on to join the basketball program for the upcoming year.
As far as Fincher’s talents go, most recruiting websites have him listed as a two to a three star level recruit. Nor was he a super-highly recruited player either. That does not mean he won’t eventually end up contributing to the team in one fashion or another down the road. It just means that his signing is not going to send the Kansas State fanbase into a wild frenzy.
ESPN has Fincher rated as the 26th ranked center in the entire nation, although they have been wrong about guys before — so there is also that.
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