Earlier this week, Kansas State coach Jeff Mittie and his staff picked up a verbal commitment from four-star wing Myriah Noodel-Haywood of Belleville, Illinois. The 5-foot-10 member of the class of 2018 is a dynamic lefty that thrives when slashing to the basket. The addition of Noodel-Haywood gives Kansas State its fourth verbal commitment for the class of 2018 putting Kansas State way ahead of the game for this recruiting class. The 2018 group of Wildcats could be a benchmark class for the Big 12 program as they have managed to add four uniquely talented prospects who could all complement each other nicely during their time in Manhattan. Let's take a deeper look at their class.
Early in her career at Kansas State, Carr has the potential to make a significant impact. At 6-0 she is a versatile guard with a wiry frame. While there may be an adjustment in some areas of her game, her ability to make shots and distribute the ball could be relied upon early in her college career.
Lee gives Kansas State something every Big 12 team needs, size. With Baylor, Texas, and West Virginia in the league, the Big 12 is arguably the most post driven league in the country. When it comes to Big 12 conference play, size matters and at 6-5, Lee will allow Kansas State to compete in this department.
Since arriving in Manhattan, coach Mittie and his staff have made strides to get more athletic on the wing. The addition of Noodel-Haywood will be able to help in this area. Whether it’s on the ball as a driver to the rim or defensively on the perimeter, Noodel-Haywood will be able to answer the call.
With her size and ball skill, Simmons could be a unique asset for Kansas State. A 5-10 combo guard, Simmons has the potential to be able to run a team and provide the Kansas State roster the flexibility to be creative on defense with her size and length.