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Kansas State adds Wesley Iwundu for 2013

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KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 5: Kansas State Wildcats head basketball coach Bruce Weber throws out the first pitch before a game between the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 5, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Royals won 6-3. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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Bruce Weber is steadily adding to his future teams before he’s coached his first game for Kansas State.

Brian Snow of reports that 6-6 forward Wesley Iwundu committed to the Wildcats on Monday, joining Austin Etherington and Marcus Foster in Weber’s 2013 recruiting class.

“He went ahead and committed to Coach Weber and Coach Alvin Brooks tonight,” Iwundu’s older brother Chris told “He wanted to go ahead and make it official, so he told them over the phone.”

A three-star prospect according to, Iwundu, a Houston native, picked Kansas State over an offer from SMU.

Bruce Weber seems to have a renewed vigor after taking the gig in Manhattan. This has shown with his recent recruiting efforts.

He failed to recruit Chicago well while at Illinois and now he won’t have a fertile recruiting base that fans expect him to hit hard, which will relax his efforts and also improve his reach with the program. Weber has always been an approachable guy and he seems to like the atmosphere in Manhattan -- he told me as much at The Real Deal in the Rock this summer -- and if his early prospects are any indication, he can pick up where Frank Martin left off.

David Harten is the editor of The Backboard Chronicles. You can find him on Twitter at @David_Harten.