The senior led the Wildcats in eight categories in 2012-13
The Big 12 Coach of the Year signed a contract extension through 2018
McGruder will start play in the tournament on Wednesday, April 10
McGruder will play for East All-Stars on Friday at 4 pm at the Georgia Dome
The event is set for Thursday at 6 pm and will be broadcast on ESPN
Kansas State vs. Kansas (AP)
K-State Men's Basketball and fans celebrate the team's first conference title since 1977 at Bramlage Coliseum.
Kansas State vs. Baylor (AP)
No. 10 Kansas State vs. No. 14 Kansas - AP Photos
No. 18 Kansas State vs. Oklahoma - AP Photos
As A Junior (2011-12): Saw action in 32 games with 14 starts as a junior... Named to the Big 12 All-Defensive Team... Broke the school career (146) and single-season (77) marks for blocked shots... Ranked second in the Big 12 in blocked shots in both overall (2.4 bpg.) and league-only games (2.2 bpg.)... Registered double-digit minutes in 26 games, including 20 or more minutes in 20 games... Played a season-high 36 minutes vs. Baylor (3/8/12) and Syracuse (3/17/12)... Averaged 7.6 points on 54.4 percent shooting (92-of-169) with 5.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in 20.4 minutes per game... Connected on 55.6 percent (60-of-108) from the free throw line... Ranked among the Top 5 in 10 categories, including tops in blocked shots and field goal percentage, second in defensive rebounds, total rebounds and rebounds per game and third in offensive rebounds... Scored in 29 games, including 11 double-digit efforts... Led the team in scoring in three games with a season-best 22 points vs. Baylor (3/8/12) in the Big 12 Championship Quarterfinals... Tallied three double-doubles, which ranked second on the team... All three double-doubles came in the last six games... Totaled 14 points and a season-best 17 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament game vs. Syracuse (3/17/12)... Also had a double-double vs. Baylor (3/8/12) in the Big 12 Championship with a season-best 22 points on 9-of-13 field goals and 14 rebounds... First career double-double came vs. Iowa State (2/25/12) with 19 points and 12 rebounds and a career-best seven blocks... Had a team-best five double-digit rebounding totals... Pulled down five or more rebounds in 16 games... The leader in blocks with at least one in 26 games... Had five or more blocks in five games... His seven vs. Iowa State (2/25/12) are the most by a Wildcat in a conference game... Also had six vs. Southern Miss (3/15/12) in NCAA Tournament and vs. Kansas (2/13/12)... Saw action in 17 Big 12 games, averaging 18.6 minutes per game... Averaged 5.9 points on 50.6 percent shooting (39-of-77) in Big 12 play with 4.5 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game... Started both NCAA Tournament games... Posted double-digit points in five of his last six games, a span in which, he averaged 15 points on 57.4 percent shooting (35-of-61) with 10.8 rebounds and 3.5 blocks in 31.7 minutes per game... Also had all three double-doubles in last six games... Posted back-to-back double-digit scoring games vs. Missouri (1/7/12) and Baylor (1/10/12)... Scored 17 points vs. Alabama (12/17/11) with eight rebounds... Grabbed 39 rebounds in the first four games, including 10 vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore (11/22/11) and 11 vs. George Washington (12/1/11)... Scored double-digit points in the first two games with 10 vs. Loyola Chicago (11/14/11) and 11 vs. Charleston Southern (11/11/11)... Coached by Frank Martin.
As A Sophomore (2010-11): Saw action in all 34 games as a sophomore with one start... Named to the Spring 2011 Commissioner's Honor Roll... One of just three players (Rodney McGruder and Will Spradling) to see action in all 34 games... Earned only start vs. UNLV (12/21/10)... Posted double-digit minutes in 25 games, including the last 12... Six times played 20 or more minutes, including a season-best 29 minutes in win over No. 7/7 Texas (2/28/11)... Averaged 3.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting (47-of-103) with 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 block in 13.6 minutes per game... Scored in 24 games, including three double-digit efforts... Tallied a season-best 14 points vs. No. 15/12 Missouri (1/17/11) on a perfect 5-of-5 shooting... Collected at least five rebounds in 16 games, including a season-best nine against No. 20/21 Missouri (2/26/11)... Ranked fifth in rebounding, including third in both offensive (57) and defensive board (89)... Led in rebounding in five games... Paced the squad in blocks with a sophomore-record 43... Notched a season-best five blocks vs. Iowa State (3/5/11)... Saw action in 16 Big 12 games, averaging 3.8 points on 47.1 percent shooting with 4.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocks 15.8 minutes per game... Saw action in both NCAA Tournament games... Was solid all-around vs. Iowa State (3/5/11), posting season-bests in blocks (five) and steals (three) to go with five points and seven rebounds... Had a near double-double in the Texas win with eight points, eight rebounds and two blocks in a season-best 29 minutes... Performed well in two games against No. 20/21 Missouri, averaging 10 points on 66.7 percent shooting (8-of-12) with 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 19.5 minutes per game... Grabbed season-best nine rebounds in the home win over Tigers (2/26/11), while he had a career-best 14 points... Instrumental in win over No. 1/1 Kansas (2/14/11), collecting 10 points on 5-of-7 field goals with five rebounds... Solid in win over No. 22/24 Virginia Tech (11/16/10) with 10 points, eight rebounds and two blocks... Coached by Frank Martin.
As A Freshman (2009-10): Played in 27 games with five starts as a freshman... All five starts came in the first six games... Registered double-digit minutes in 13 games, including a season-high 27 minutes vs. Western Illinois (11/15/09)... Averaged 2.1 points on 41.7 percent shooting (20-of-48) with 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 block in 9.8 minutes per game... Scored in 17 games, including one double-digit effort with 10 points against Boston (11/19/09)... Posted at least five rebounds in five games, including a season-high 10 vs. Western Illinois... Ranked second in blocks (26)... Totaled a season-high five blocks vs. Western Illinois... Saw action in 13 Big 12 games, averaging 1.4 points on 35.3 percent shooting (6-of-17) in Big 12 play with 1.8 rebounds in 8.2 minutes per game... Played in two NCAA Tournament games... Had a huge outing in the win over No. 24 Baylor (1/26/10), posting six points, five rebounds and three blocks... Registered a near double-double vs. Boston with 10 points and eight rebounds... Tallied a solid all-around effort in his first college game vs. Loyola Chicago (11/13/09) with four points, four rebounds, four blocks and three assists in 16 minutes... Coached by Frank Martin.
Postgraduate: A one-year letterman at The Winchendon School in Winchendon, Mass. ... Helped the school to a 22-13 record in 2008-09... The team was selected as the No. 7 seed in the National Prep Championship, where they lost to No. 2 Hargrave Military Academy, 71-69, in the quarterfinals... Averaged 11 points, 9 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game... Coached by Michael Byrnes.
High School: A two-year letterman at Port Chester High School in Port Chester, N.Y. ... Helped the Rams to an 18-6 record, including an 8-0 mark in Section 1 II-South play, as a senior in 2007-08... The team lost the Section I Championship to Peekskill, 96-43, on March 2... Averaged team-best 15.3 points per game... Finished second on the squad in field goals made (134), 2-point field goals made (132) and free throws made (67)... Scored in double figures in 21 of 22 games, including six 20-point outings... Scored a season-high 27 points against Jay on Dec. 12... Also collected a season-best 14 blocks against North Rockland on Dec. 15... Named second team all-county as well as all-conference by the Tri-County Coaches Association... Coached in high school by Derek Vincent... Also played at the now-defunct Rice High School in New York City, N.Y., as a freshman and sophomore, where he played alongside former teammate Curtis Kelly as well as 2011 Final Four MVP Kemba Walker of Connecticut.
Personal: Anthony Jordan Luis Henriquez Roberts was born August 29, 1989 in Baldwin, N.Y. ... Parents are Anthony Roberts and Lisa Henriquez... Received scholarship offers from DePaul, Kentucky, Missouri, Rhode Island, Saint Louis, Seton Hall, St. John's, UNLV and Xavier... Played his AAU ball with the Long Island Lightening... Major is social science with emphasis in Education.