April 25, 2006
The nation's best
The day Bob Huggins became the coach at Kansas State, two prospects were mentioned as possible players to follow the former Cincinnati coach to Manhattan. The top two players in the nation, O.J. Mayo and Bill Walker, have been close to Huggins having grown up in Cincinnati while playing for North College Hill High School. The reigning two-time state champions have now taken their talents to the AAU courts for the spring and summer AAU circuit.
Miami Tropics coach Art Alvarez does believe Mayo, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound point guard, will pick a college rather than wait to become eligible for the NBA while sitting out of basketball or playing at a minor league level.
The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Walker carries the No. 2 ranking in the nation and is also one of the most talented prospects in many years.
As for college options both Mayo and Walker could likely pick whatever school they would like to attend, but one school mentioned when talking about both is K-State.
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