The Florida to Manhattan, Kansas pipeline continues. After watching 7-foot-2 center Jason Bennett ink with Kansas State and Bob Huggins, Luis Colon will follow suit.
The 6-foot-10, 270-pound power forward from Dr. Krop High School in Miami, Fla., committed to the Big 12 school on Monday night, according to his AAU coach and confidant Art Alvarez.
"We are really happy for Luis and happy that is finally over," Alvarez said.
Colon picked Kansas State over interest from Duquesne, UMass and a late surge from Miami.
"I'm happy for him because I think it is the best situation for Luis," Alvarez said. "Playing with someone he knows in Jason will make him a better player. You'll have a big frontline with those two."
Even with his ever present size, Colon is a mobile big man. Alvarez said the three-star prospect has the tools that could serve him well in his basketball career.
"At the end of the day, he will probably be playing for money," Alvarez said. "When you are 6-10, 6-11 and have a potential playing weight at 300 pounds and move like he moves, you have a chance to play professionally. If not here, then overseas somewhere."
In Huggins's style of play, a big rugged forward tends to shine inside. Alvarez believes Colon will fit that bill perfectly.
"Coach Huggins told me that the one thing that he loved in Luis was his no-nonsense style of play," Alvarez said. "He'll punch you in the face."
Colon, a former boxer, will do more punishing with his body than his fists. And that is exactly what Kansas State needs.