Kansas State gets four-star 2016 wing Xavier Sneed

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Kansas State and head coach Bruce Weber picked up a big commitment on Monday afternoon as four-star wing Xavier Sneed committed to the Wildcats. A bouncy 6-foot-5 wing, Sneed is regarded as the No. 92 overall prospect in the Class of 2016.

The Wildcats landed Sneed over his other finalists of Illinois and Xavier. Sneed is the first commitment for Kansas State in the Class of 2016 and he’s a great start.

Playing with the very successful Saint Louis Eagles in the Nike EYBL this spring and summer, Sneed started alongside Duke commit Jayson Tatum and Iowa commit Tyler Cook and averaged 6.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game in 24 contests. Sneed elevated his play at Peach Jam, however, averaging 9.8 points in five pool play games and shooting 50 percent from 3-point range (8-for-16) over eight games.

Sneed will help replace the departure of senior Justin Edwards as a bigger guard and he’s a nice fit for what Kansas State needs in this class.