K-State added 6-foot-9 PF Neville Fincher to its recruiting class on April 20
The Wildcats and Blue Hens play in first semifinal at 6 pm on ESPNU
The Wildcats host Ospreys on 1-7 FA Appreciation Day at 1 pm
The Wildcats and Cardinals are the first game of a doubleheader
The Wildcats have won 18 consecutive openers at home
Note: Originally signed a National Letter of Intent with Bruce Weber while he was head coach at Illinois... He received a release and enrolled at K-State in May.
High School: A two-year starter and lettermen at Crete-Monee High School in Crete, Ill. ... Helped the Warriors to an 18-8 record, an 8-4 mark in Southland Athletic Conference play and a berth in the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Regionals in 2011-12... Averaged 11.0 points and 4.0 assists per game as a senior... Selected honorable mention Class 4A All-State in 2011-12... Also named second team all-area by The Times of Northwest Indiana and to the All-Southland Conference team as a senior... Selected to the 2012 Chicago United Hoops Classic All-Star Game, where he was a Southside starter...Led Crete-Monee to its first sectional championship as a junior en route to the best record in school history at 25-4 overall in 2010-11... The Warriors won the South Holland Thornwood Sectional, defeating Harvey Thornton in the title game to advance to the super-sectional of Class 4A... Averaged 10.2 points, 6.2 assists and 3.0 rebounds as a junior... Connected on 50 percent of his field goals, including 39 percent from 3-point range, and 75 percent from the free throw line... Earned honorable mention all-state honors from the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette as well as Southtown Star All-Area and All-Southland Conference honors... Transferred to Crete-Monee after playing his freshman and sophomore years at Palatine High School in Palatine, Ill. ... Averaged 9.5 points, 3.4 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.5 steals in his sophomore season in 2009-10... Named to the all-area squad as a sophomore... Started as a freshman... Coached at Crete-Monee by Matt Ryndek and Tom Cappel.
Personal: Michael Robert Orris was born August 8, 1994 in Chicago, Minn. ... Parents are Bill and Lisa Orris... Both parents are pastors... Has two older siblings, Billy and Lauren... Grandfather played in the NFL, while his uncle, Bob, played Division I basketball... After receiving his release from Illinois, he selected K-State over a number of scholarship offers, including Marquette, Pittsburgh and Virginia... Prior to signing with Illinois, he had committed to Creighton... Also played for the Illinois Old School AAU program for head coach Scott Lidskin... Was a member of his high school's Honor Roll... Major is communications.