Weber Announces the Signing of Kamau Stokes

Pronunciation Guide: Kah-MAO

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber announced the signing of prep school point guard Kamau Stokes (Baltimore, Maryland/Fork Union Military Academy) on the first day of the Spring National Signing Period on Wednesday.

"We are excited to welcome Kamau to K-State," said Weber. "Aside from his abilities as a basketball player, I think the biggest positive he brings our program is his great competitive spirit. He has a natural drive to be successful and he wants to do anything to help his team win. As a player, he has very good quickness with the ability to knock down shots especially from long range. We look forward to him getting to campus and starting working our guys."

A 5-foot-10, 160-pound point guard from Baltimore, Stokes comes to K-State after playing a postgraduate year at Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia for head coach Matt Donohue. He starred at the 2014 National Prep Showcase in Nov. 21-22 in New Haven, Connecticut, where he averaged 30.5 points, 5 assists and 2.5 steals in games vs. No. 2 Notre Dame Prep and St. Thomas More. He scored a game-high 33 points in the loss to Notre Dame Prep on 9-of-14 field goals before posting a 28-point effort in a win over St. Thomas More.

Similar to K-State's three fall signings, Stokes enjoyed a stellar prep career where he guided teams to two state championships and two Catholic League titles. As a senior in 2014, he helped City College High School in Baltimore to a perfect 27-0 record and a Class 3A state title playing for head coach Daryl Wade. The Knights finished the season with the No. 18 ranking in the final USA Today Super 25 High School poll. He averaged 15 points, 7 assists and 4 rebounds as a senior en route to earning First Team All-Metro honors from the Baltimore Sun.

Stokes guided Dunbar High School to the a 26-2 record and a Class 1A state championship and Baltimore City title as a junior in 2013, playing alongside West Virginia's Daxter Miles. He averaged 14 points as a junior, earning Second All-Metro honors from the Baltimore Sun. Prior to his stint at Dunbar, Stokes played at John Carroll High School as a freshman and sophomore, helping the Patriots to a combined 56-20 record and the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) A Conference Championship in 2012.

Stokes joins the three-man Fall Signing Class, which includes Gatorade Kansas Player of the Year Dean Wade (St. John, Kansas/St. John), Barry Brown (St. Petersburg, Florida/Gibbs) and Dante Williams (Arlington, Texas/Bowie).

Wade, who helped St. John collect a 76-1 record and three consecutive Class 2A state championships in his high school career, became the seventh Wildcat recruit to be named Mr. Kansas Basketball by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association (KBCA) on March 30. Brown, who totaled 1,787 points his prep career, led Gibbs High School to a 21-9 record and a trip to the semifinals of the Class 5A state championships as a senior in 2015. Williams, the two-time District 4-6A Defensive Player of the Year, guided Bowie High School to a 21-8 record as a senior.

The Spring Signing period runs until Wednesday, May 20.