Meyer, Rohleder Added as Walk-ons

Head coach Frank Martin welcomed to Shawn Meyer and Brian Rohleder to the program as walk-ons.

Aug. 25, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State head coach Frank Martin announced on Thursday the addition of Shawn Meyer and Brian Rohleder as walk-ons to the men’s basketball team.

Both players join the K-State program as freshmen after standout high school careers at Blue Springs South (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) and Bishop Carroll (Wichita, Kan.) High Schools.

“Shawn and Brian are both excellent additions to our program,” said Martin.  “Both players have already shown the necessary hard work and commitment to help our basketball team.”

A 6-foot-5, 210-pound guard, Meyer was a two-year letterman for head coach Jimmy Cain at Blue Springs South High School, where he helped the Jaguars to a 20-8 overall record in 2010-11, including a share of the Suburban Big Six Conference title.  A two-time first team all-district, all-area and all-conference player, he averaged 16 points, eight rebounds and two assists per game during his playing career.  Meyer scored in double figures 11 times during his senior season, including a season-best 22 points against Rockhurst on Jan. 17, 2011.  He was the area scoring leader as a junior in 2009-10, where he broke the school single-game scoring mark with 36 points.   

Meyer is an outstanding student-athlete, maintaining a high GPA throughout his high school career.  He plans to major in construction science and management.

A 6-foot-3, 210-pound guard, Rohleder (pronounced ROW-letter) was a two-year letterman for head coach Lonnie Lollar at Bishop Carroll High School, where he led the Golden Eagles to the Class 5A State Tournament in 2010-11.  A two-time honorable mention All-Class 5A selection, he averaged 13 points, six rebounds, three assists and 1.5 steals per game as a senior.  Rohleder paced the team in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals a season ago, while connecting on 54 percent from the field.  He was also a standout wide receiver for the Golden Eagles, where he helped the football team to an 8-2 record and a runner-up finish in Class 5A.

Another excellent student-athlete, Rohleder graduated in the top 10 percent of his high school class at Bishop Carroll and plans to major in engineering.  His brother, Kevin, was a four-year lettermen for the K-State football team as a linebacker from 2007-10. 

Kansas State has advanced to the postseason in five consecutive seasons for the first time in school history to go with five straight 20-win seasons.   The Wildcats return seven lettermen, including five players with starting experience, in 2011-12.  In addition to Meyer and Rohleder, the squad also welcomes five other newcomers.