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Kansas State men’s basketball players take to the court at Washburn Basketball Camp

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Another day of Washburn University basketball camp wrapped up Wednesday and it was filled with offense, defense and learning.

Two Kansas State players hit the field with young athletes like Markquis Nowell and Chipola College transfer Nae-Qwan Tomlin.

Nowell told 13 Sports that this decision to return for another year at K-State was easy.

“It was pretty much a no-brainer, I realized Coach Jerome Tang was going to be the head coach, it was like a no-brainer for me to stay because of everything Coach Tang embodies, it embodies victory. It embodies the hard work and daily habits that will eventually lead to victories,” Nowell said.

Tomlin says he also knew it was a no-brainer for him to come from Chipola College in Florida and represent the Wildcats.

“They all saw something in me and that I can bring something to the team from what we have this year. It was like the love I got from all the staff and it t was a no-brainer to come here to Kansas State.

This upcoming campaign will have another facelift for head coach Tang’s squad, but Nowell and Tomlin are ready to get to work.

“My new role is just to lead, to drive my guys to win and to be that guy, that big brother and leader every day on the court,” Nowell said.

“Especially me being a JUCO guy and me coming from JUCO, I want to show the guys that I can come from JUCO and come to the Big 12, come in with the mindset to win and produce and lead,” said Tomlin.

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