K-State Next for Little
Kansas State coach
Frank Martin and his staff finished off the nation's No. 2
ranked recruiting class last season with a couple of additions in the
spring signing period.
Now, they've turned their attention to filling the 2008 recruiting
class. The Wildcats will play host to one of the nation's top junior
college prospects this weekend in Chipola (Fla.) College wing
"Mario will visit Kansas State this weekend," Chipola coach Greg Heiar
said. "It is his second official visit. He visited Kansas last weekend.
He loved his visit to Kansas. As for his visit to Kansas State, I'm sure
he'll love it too. When you take visits to major college programs like
these you are going to enjoy your trip. They are going to show you a
Mario Little will visit Manhattan this weekend.
"Mario needs to realize all of that and he will need to decide what is
in his heart for where he wants to go to college."
Whoever signs the Illinois native will be getting a very good player
according to Heiar.
"Mario can be an impact player at the highest level. He will be ready to
step on the court and help a team have a chance to be very good next
The Wildcats will make their pitch this weekend to Little as Martin
nears the beginning of his first season as a collegiate head coach.
Huggins got things started at Kansas State last year," Heiar
said. "And now Frank will keep it going there. Mario doesn't know much
about Kansas State at this point. He hasn't grown up with them being a
good basketball team. He'll learn some about the school this weekend,
"It will be very important for Kansas State and the Kansas State fans to
show him what the school and the program are all about."
The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Little averaged 10 points and six rebounds per
game last season while averaging just over 20 minutes per game for the
Indians. Chipola finished the season 33-3 and was national runner-up in
the NJCAA tournament played in Hutchinson, Kan.
"Mario is as good a scorer as we have ever had here at Chipola in my
time in the program," Heiar said. "He also has 14 months until he plays
at the next level for him to get stronger and better as a player. He
will grow and get better because he works hard on his game. He is only
the second guy we have had here, with
Stefhon Hannah being the other, to stay here during the summers
and work on his game to become a better player. I think the work is
going to pay dividends for him."