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April 11, 2008

Beasley to hold Monday press conference

Kansas State freshman forward Michael Beasley will hold a press conference to discuss his future on Monday, April 14 in the Legends Room of Bramlage Coliseum at 5 p.m. In addition to Beasley, head coach Frank Martin and associate head coach Dalonte Hill will also be in attendance and available for interviews.

This press conference is not open to the general public.

Beasley compiled one of the greatest seasons ever by a college freshman, as he averaged 26.2 points on 53.2 percent shooting (307-of-577), including 37.9 percent from 3-point range, with 12.4 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, 1.3 steals and 1.2 assists in 31.5 minutes per game this season. He posted the second-most rebounds (408) by a freshman in NCAA history, trailing just the record of 462 set by Nevada's Pete Padgett in 1972-73, while he collected the third-most points (866) by a freshman behind LSU's Chris Jackson (965; 1988-89) and Texas' Kevin Durant (903; 2006-07).

Beasley earned numerous accolades after the season, including National Player of the Year honors from both CBS Sports.com and Rivals.com and National Freshman of the Year honors from

CBS Sports.com, Rivals.com, CollegeHoops.net, The Sporting News and U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). He also was selected a first team All-American by numerous outlets, including The Associated Press, State Farm/National Association of Basketball Coaches, John R. Wooden Award, CBS Sports.com, Dick Vitale, ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News and U.S. Basketball Writers Association. In addition, he was chosen as a first team Freshman All-American by CBS Sports.com and Rivals.com.

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