Kids are almost too cool to get excited about their college commitments. Or, they are just so relieved. Not Wesley Iwundu.
The 6-foot-5 wing from Houston (Texas) Westfield committed to Kansas State on Monday night and wasn't shy about his excitement.
"I'm caught in the moment right now," Iwundu told Rivals.com. "I'm just living it up. It's a big weight lifted off my shoulders, it feels great to do this."
A visitor to Manhattan a few weeks ago, Iwundu was leaning in the Wildcats' direction but wanted to make one last trip to SMU before making his choice.
"After my visit to Kansas State, about three days after I kind of knew that it was the place for me," said Iwundu. "But SMU was still on my mind some and I wanted to make a visit there to make sure and to show them respect. After that Kansas State was still in my heart."
According to Iwundu, assistant coach Alvin Brooks built a strong foundation for a relationship and then Bruce Weber and the rest of the staff finished it off.
"Coach Brooks has been recruiting me for a while," said Iwundu. "We built a relationship. Then Coach Weber and I were able to build a relationship as well and it was more than basketball."
A long and lanky wing who played with a lot of talent on the Houston Defenders over the summer, Iwundu is a slasher and driver. His jumper is coming along nicely and next the Wildcats third commitment from 2013 (three-stars Marcus Foster and Alex Etherington were already onboard) just needs to add strength.
"They see me as a guy who brings versatility," said Iwundu. "They see me as a combo guard slash forward. The main thing that I need to work on is my strength, that's really it.