The Kansas State Wildcats are losing their two best players for the 2013-14 college basketball season. Not to mention, those two players were the two leading scorers on last year’s team, so who will lead the team in scoring in the upcoming season?
Shane Southwell will be the leading returning scorer as he averaged 8.4 points per game last season. However, Thomas Gipson averaged 7.9 points per game and Will Spradling put up 7.4 points per game.
One of those three will more than likely lead the Wildcats in scoring in the 2013-14 season. I am going with Southwell, though. He shot 45.2 percent from the field and 43.6 percent from behind the arc. The 6’6” guard also made 48 threes on the year. He has the talent to breakout in the upcoming season. It helps that the two players who scored more than him will no longer be on the team.
Whether the case, Kansas State is going to need Southwell and the other two players mentioned above to step up. This team is losing two great players and it is up to last year’s role players to fill in for the lost talent.
K State was an NCAA tournament team last season–No. 4 seed–and it won 27 games on the year. It also won a share of the Big 12 title. I am sure the Wildcats can make the tourney once again, but winning the Big 12 seems like a long shot with Oklahoma State returning so much and Kansas getting Andrew Wiggins.
Still, Southwell has the talent to lead the team in scoring.