Beyond the arc: Weber adds flurry of recruits at K-State

Beyond the arc: Weber adds flurry of recruits at K-State

There's really no true offseason for college basketball. Here are three things that caught our college basketball writer and AP Top 25 voter's attention in the last week:

Commits on commits on commits

Kansas State had a single commit a week ago in three-star Texas forward Montavious Murphy. Now former Illinois coach Bruce Weber has a full class ranked in the top 25 by Rivals. The Wildcats added four-star guard DaJuan Gordon and three-star guard Damerius Wash on the same day, and 24 hours later added three-star forward Antonio Gordon. DaJuan Gordon, a Curie product, is a top-three recruit in Illinois.

Tough blow

An eligible JaQuan Lyle could have pushed New Mexico into contenders for the Mountain West title as a challenger alongside San Diego State for Nevada at the top. Lyle missing the entire 2018-19 season with a torn Achilles on the other hand? That's a serious blow to the Lobos' chances and puts more on fellow transfers Vance Jackson and Carlton Bragg (whenever he's eligible and in Paul Weir's good graces).

Remember him?

Alonzo Verge averaged 26.1 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.3 assists as a senior at Thornton, but the long, winding road of his high school career meant junior college was his only option. His time at Moberly Area CC has reopened the Division I doors, however. Verge was among the top 20 scorers and top 30 assists leaders in the NJCAA last season — enough to land him a spot at Arizona State for the 2019-20 season.