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
K-State Men's Basketball and fans celebrate the team's first conference title since 1977 at Bramlage Coliseum.
No. 10 Kansas State vs. No. 14 Kansas - AP Photos
Kansas State vs. Texas Tech - 02/05/13
No. 18 Kansas State vs. Oklahoma - AP Photos
Kansas State vs. Iowa State - 01/26/13
As A Junior (2011-12): Played in 31 games with 14 starts as a junior... Registered double-digit minutes in 26 games, including 15 times in Big 12 play... Played 20 or more minutes 15 times, including a season-best 37 minutes vs. Charleston Southern (11/11/11)... Averaged 5.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting (63-of-141) with 1.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steals in 19.0 minutes per game... Scored in 26 games, including three double-digit efforts... Collected a season-high 16 points at Texas Tech (1/25/12) on 6-of-10 field goals... Connected on at least one 3-point field goals in 11 games, including a season-best three at Iowa State (1/31/12)... Tied a career-high five assists vs. West Virginia (12/4/11)... Had at least one steal in 18 games, including a season-best three at Virginia Tech (12/4/11), vs. West Virginia (12/8/11) and at Kansas (1/4/12)... Saw action in all 18 Big 12 games, averaging 5.2 points on 46.8 percent shooting (36-of-77) with 1.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 0.9 steals in 17.8 minutes per game... Saw action in both NCAA Tournament games... Had nine points on 4-of-6 field goals vs. Baylor (3/8/12) in the Big 12 Championship Quarterfinals... Scored eight points in a win at Texas A&M (2/28/12)... Notched seven points and three assists in a win at Missouri (2/21/12), the only home loss suffered by the Tigers in 2011-12... Posted eight points vs. Texas Tech (2/7/12)... Registered 11 points at Iowa State (1/31/12) on 4-of-5 field goals, including 3-of-3 from 3-point range... Scored seven points in back-to-back games at Kansas (1/4/12) and Missouri (1/7/12) to start Big 12 play... Had six points vs. Long Beach State (12/25/11) in the championship game of the Diamond Head Classic... Tallied nine points vs. Alabama (12/17/11)... Solid all-around vs. West Virginia (12/8/11) with six points, five assists and three steals in 34 minutes... Recorded 11 points vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore (11/22/11) on 4-of-7 field goals... Opened the season with eight points and rebounds vs. Charleston Southern (11/11/11)... Coached by Frank Martin.
As A Sophomore (2010-11): Played in 33 games, all as a reserve, as a sophomore... The 33 games played ranked fourth on the team... Posted double-digit minutes in 25 games, including 12 times in Big 12 play... Played 20 or more minutes nine times, including a season-best 29 minutes vs. Presbyterian (11/18/10)... Averaged 4.0 points on 41 percent shooting (50-of-122) with 1.2 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 15.2 minutes per game... Scored in 22 games, including six double-digit efforts... Posted a season-high 12 points against Loyola Chicago (12/11/10) and Colorado (1/12/11)... Tallied at least one 3-point field goal in 10 games, including a season-high three against No. 22/24 Virginia Tech (11/16/10) and Colorado (1/12/11)... Opened the year with at least one 3-pointer in five straight games... Grabbed a season-high three rebounds on four occasions... Dished a career-high five assists (with zero turnovers) vs. Presbyterian (11/18/10)... Tallied two or more steals twice... Saw action in all 16 Big 12 games, averaging 3.1 points on 35.4 percent shooting (17-of-48) with 1.1 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per game... Played in both NCAA Tournament games... Came off the bench with 10 points in win at Iowa State (2/5/11), going 4-of-4 from the field, including 2-of-2 from 3-point range... Posted 12 points vs. Colorado (1/12/11) on 4-of-8 field goals, including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc, in 26 minutes... Turned in 10 points against UNLV (12/21/10) with three rebounds and two steals... Posted 11 points vs. No. 1/1 Duke (11/23/10) on 5-of-8 field goals... Recorded 10 points vs. Presbyterian (11/18/10) to go with a career-best five assists in 29 minutes... Earned nine points (all from 3-point range) in win over No. 22/24 Virginia Tech (11/16/10)... Collected eight points in opener vs. James Madison (11/12/10)... Coached by Frank Martin.
As A Freshman (2009-10): Played in 33 games, all as a reserve, as a true freshman... The 33 games played were the second-most by a rookie... Registered double-digit minutes in 18 games, including eight times in Big 12 play... Played a season-high 19 minutes against Xavier (12/8/09) and Colorado (2/13/10)... Averaged 1.8 points on 27.9 percent shooting (19-of-68) with 0.9 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 10.3 minutes per game... Scored in 18 games, including a season-high eight points against Xavier (12/8/09)... Posted at least one 3-point field goal in six games, including a season-high two against Washington State (12/5/09) and No. 18/17 UNLV (12/12/09)... Grabbed a season-high three rebounds on three occasions... Dished out a season-best four assists (with zero turnovers) vs. Fort Hays State (12/1/09)... Had two or more steals in three games, including a pair each against Xavier (3/25/10) and Butler (3/27/10)... Saw action in 15 Big 12 games, averaging 1.5 points on 25 percent shooting (7-of-28) with 1.0 rebounds in 9.9 minutes per game... Played in all four NCAA Tournament games... Also played in all three Big 12 Championship games... Turned in a clutch effort in the win over Nebraska (2/17/10), going 4-of-4 from the free throw line in the last 1:16... Came off the bench with three assists and two steals vs. top-ranked Texas (1/18/10), the team's first win over a No. 1 team since 1994... Had six points in the win over No. 18/17 UNLV (12/12/09), including a pair of treys... Dished out three assists to go with a season-best eight points vs. Xavier (12/8/09)... Played four minutes in his first college game with no statistics vs. Loyola Chicago (11/13)... Coached by Frank Martin.
High School: A four-year letterman and starter at Boyd H. Anderson High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... The same high school that produced K-State great Mitch Richmond, whose jersey was retired in 2008-09... Rated among the top-20 players in the state of Florida by several recruiting services... Helped the Cobras to 55 wins his last two seasons, including a 25-3 overall record as a senior in 2008-09... The squad rose to as high as No. 1 in the Class 6A poll and No. 14 in the ESPN Rise national poll before being upset 54-53 by Miramar in the 2009 regional quarterfinals... Averaged 15.4 points on 55.2 percent shooting (155-of-281), including 43.7 percent (38-of-87) from 3-point range, with 7.3 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game as a senior... Ranked in the top-5 in nearly all team categories, including first in starts (28), field goals and two-point field goals (117) and second in scoring, rebounding and steals... Scored in double figures in 22 of 28 games this past season, including five 20-point contests... Tallied six double-doubles... Poured in a career-high 30 points on 11-of-17 shooting in a 93-56 win over Hallandale in season opener... Posted a career-high 11 rebounds twice... Named an unanimous selection to the Class 6A-5A-4A All-Broward first team by both the Miami Herald and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel... Helped the Cobras to a 30-2 overall record and to the Class 6A state title game as a junior in 2007-08... Averaged 12.4 points on 51.3 percent shooting (142-of-277), including 43.4 percent (30-of-69) from 3-point range, with 5.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.2 steals per game... Scored in double figures in 22 of 32 games, including five 20-point outings... Ranked in the top-5 in nearly every category, including second in assists and steals and third in scoring, field goals and 3-pointers... Named to the 2008 Class 6A All-Tournament squad... Was invited to several all-star games as a senior, including the South Florida All-Star Classic and the Florida vs. USA All-Star Game... Coached in high school by Eugene Richardson.
Personal: Martavious Tarell Irving was born Nov. 7, 1990 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... Parents are the late Charles Irving and Morial Irving... Has two brothers, Joseph and Charles, Jr. ... Received scholarship offers from a number of schools, including UCF, Creighton, Georgia, Jacksonville, Marshall, Old Dominion, Saint Louis, South Florida, Stetson and VCU... Major is social science with emphasis in business.