Beasley to appear on Best Damn Sports Show

MANHATTAN, Kan. Freshman forward Michael Beasley will be a guest on Fox Sports Net’s Best Damn Sports Show Period on Wednesday.


The Best Damn Sports Show Period airs on FSN affiliates throughout the country.  The two-hour program is hosted by Chris Rose and he will be joined on Wednesday by guest hosts Gary Payton, Ephriam Salaam and Hannah Storm


Fans can view the interview at three different times in the FSN region on Wednesday, including 8 p.m. CT in the Kansas and Nebraska areas, 10 p.m. CT in the Kansas City, Kansas and Nebraska areas and 11 p.m. CT in the entire FSN Midwest, FSN Kansas City and FSN Indiana footprint.


The former No. 1 high school recruit continues to make his case for National Player of the Year honors, as he is averaging 26.9 points on 54 percent shooting (277-of-513), including 39.8 percent from 3-point range, with 12.6 rebounds, 1.7 blocks, 1.3 steals and 1.2 assists in 31.4 minutes per game this season.  As of Monday, he ranks among the top-5 in the nation in both scoring (third) and rebounding (first).  He has recorded a double-double in 26 of 29 games and has totaled 23 games of 20 or more points.  He leads the nation in double-doubles (26), 40-point games (three), 30-point games (13), 20-point, 10-rebound games (21) and 30-point, 10-rebound games (13). 


Beasley already holds 26 Kansas State career, single-season and freshman records as well as 13 Big 12 single-game and single-season marks.  With his 33-point, 14-rebound effort against Colorado on Tuesday night, he eclipsed Mitch Richmond’s (768; 1987-88) school single-season points record, while he broke the Big 12 record for double-doubles in a season with his 26th on the year. He is just the 27th player in NCAA Division I history to post 26 or more double-doubles in a season and the first since Utah’s Andrew Bogut (26) did it in 2004-05.


Kansas State (19-10, 9-6 Big 12), which has already clinched a first-round bye in next week’s Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., concludes the regular season on Saturday when they face Iowa State (14-15, 4-10 Big 12) at Hilton Coliseum beginning at 3 p.m. CT.  The game will be broadcast on participating ESPN regional stations.