Wednesday , Mar , 26 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Kansas State Coach: Michael Beasley Will Likely Go Pro


Michael Beasley is still grappling with a decision, but his coach expects the Kansas State star freshman to head into the NBA draft.

Frank Martin said in an interview with The Associated Press and the Manhattan Mercury on Tuesday he believes the 6-foot-10 power forward, even though he loves college life, will probably opt to turn pro.

“I think he’s going to go, and I think it’s the right thing to do, because he’s going to be the top pick in the draft,” Martin said.

Kevin Durant, who set freshman records last year with Texas and was the second overall player taken in the draft, is now worth about $100 million counting salary and endorsement money, Martin said.

“How do you say no to that? How can I sit here and tell that young man that’s he’s wrong to go with that?” the first-year head coach said. [Yahoo! Sports]