February 24, 2007

Michael takes Manhattan

Michael Beasley is set to don the purple and white synonymous with Kansas State for the first time in Bramlage Coliseum. Notre Dame Prep, Beasley's current school and one of the participants in the All-American Shootout, doesn't share the Wildcats' colors, however, so Rivals No. 1 rated recruit for the Class of 2007 will do so by lacing up his purple and white Adidas high-tops for only the second time.

"This is the first time I've ever worn them," Beasley said of his flashy footwear just before he and his teammates began practice in preparation for their game against IMG. "I've had them since October. I'll be wearing them tomorrow."

Beasley won't need his colorful kicks to stand out to the crowd in Bramlage. The 6-foot-9, 235-pound power forward with a game that appears NBA ready at times is expected to make plenty of noise with his play.

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