The senior led the Wildcats in eight categories in 2012-13
The Big 12 Coach of the Year signed a contract extension through 2018
K-State vs. La Salle
Wildcats set to take on La Salle Explorers on Friday
The Wildcats and Explorers will play on Friday at 2:10 pm
Kansas State vs. Texas - AP Photos
K-State Men's Basketball and fans celebrate the team's first conference title since 1977 at Bramlage Coliseum.
Kansas State vs. Texas (AP)
Kansas State vs. Iowa State - 01/26/13
Kansas State vs. Gonzaga (AP)
As A Sophomore (2011-12): Started all 33 games as a sophomore... One of only two players (Rodney McGruder) to both start and play in all 33 games... Named to the Spring 2012 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Registered double-digit minutes in all 33 games, including 30 or more minutes in 21 games... Played a season-best 41 minutes in overtime win vs. North Florida (12/11/11)... Averaged 9.3 points on 36.2 percent shooting (93-of-257), including 33.1 percent (47-of-142) from 3-point range, with 2.8 assists, 2.1 rebounds and 0.8 steals in 31.2 minutes per game... Connected on a team-best 82 percent (73-of-89) from the free throw line... Ranked among the Top 5 in 10 categories, including first in 3-point field goal attempts, second in field goals, field goal attempts, 3-point field goals, assists and minutes and third in scoring and double-figure scoring games... Scored in all 33 games, including 16 double-digit efforts... Led the team in scoring with a season-best 19 vs. Texas A&M (2/4/12)... Connected on at least two 3-point field goals in 13 games, including a season-best four treys vs. West Virginia (12/8/11) and Texas A&M (2/4/12)... Went a perfect 10-of-10 from the free throw line vs. Texas Tech (2/7/12)... Grabbed a season-high five rebounds vs. North Florida (12/11/11) and at Oklahoma State (1/21/12)... Paced the team in assists in 10 games, including a season-best nine vs. North Florida (12/11/11)... Dished out five or more assists in six games... Had at least one steal in 20 games, including a season-best three vs. Alabama (12/17/11)... Led the team with 26 charges taken... Started all 18 Big 12 games... Averaged 8.2 points on 30.5 percent shooting, including 27.8 percent from 3-point range, with 2.9 assists and 2.2 rebounds in 31.9 minutes per game in Big 12 play... Connected on 83.3 percent (40-of-48) from the free throw line in league games... Ranked among the Top 5 in six categories in Big 12 play, including second in assists, 3-point field goals, free throws and minutes and third in scoring... Started both NCAA Tournament games, averaging 35 minutes per game... Chipped in 10 points vs. Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament... Posted seven points and a team-high seven assists in a win vs. Oklahoma State (3/3/12)... Scored eight points at 3/3 Missouri to hand the Tigers their only home loss... Tallied double-digit scoring in four consecutive games from Feb. 4-13, which included a season-best 19-point effort vs. Texas A&M (2/4/12)... Had 10 points and four assists vs. Kansas (2/13/12)... Notched 11 points at Texas (2/11/12)... Earned 11 points in back-to-back games at Oklahoma (1/14/12) and Texas (1/18/12)... Helped the Wildcats to a win over No. 7/6 Missouri with 14 points on 4-of-8 field goals... Scored 17 points vs. Long Beach State (12/25/11) in Diamond Head Classic Championship game... Totaled 11 points vs. UTEP (12/23/11) in the second round of the tournament... Had near double-double vs. North Florida (12/11/11) with 12 points and a season-best nine assists... Recorded 16 points vs. West Virginia (12/8/11) on 6-of-11 field goals, including 4-of-8 from beyond the arc... Opened the year with double-digit scoring efforts in three of the first four games, including 15 points each vs. Charleston Southern (11/11/11) and Loyola Chicago (11/14/11)... Garnered 14 points in a win over George Washington (12/1/11)... Coached by Frank Martin.
As A Freshman (2010-11): Saw action in all 34 games with six starts as a freshman... One of just three players (along with Jordan Henriquez and Rodney McGruder) to play all 34 games... Became first Wildcat freshman to play in all games in a season since Michael Beasley and Jacob Pullen in 2007-08... Named to the Spring 2011 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Registered double-digit minutes in 32 games, including a season-high 30 minutes twice... Averaged 6.4 points on 39.7 percent shooting (62-of-156), including 37 percent (40-of-108) from 3-point range, with 1.8 assists, 1.6 rebounds and 0.8 steals in 21.9 minutes per game... Ranked among the Top 5 in nine team statistics, including second in assists, steals and free throw percentage and third in 3-point field goals and attempts... Scored in 31 games, including seven double-digit efforts... Led the team in scoring with a season-best 17 points against Baylor (1/24/11)... Connected on at least two 3-point field goals in 13 games, including a season-high four in a win over Iowa State (2/5/11)... One of the team's best free throw shooters, going perfect from the line in 11 games... Went a perfect 9-of-9 in the ESPN's Big Monday win over Baylor (1/24/11)... Paced the squad in assists in five games... Dished out a season-best five assists against Texas Tech (1/15/11)... Had at least one steal in 18 games, including three vs. Alcorn State (12/6/10)... Led the team with 21 charges taken... Saw action in all 16 Big 12 games, averaging 6.6 points on 37.7 percent shooting (29-of-77) with 1.8 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 21.3 minutes per game... Ranked among the Top 5 in seven categories in Big 12 play, including second in assists and steals, third in 3-point fields and attempts and fifth in scoring and field goals... Scored in double figures in back-to-back games vs. Iowa State (3/5/11) and Colorado (3/10/11)... Posted 14 points vs. the Buffaloes in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship... Solid all-around vs. the Cyclones with 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals... Tallied nine points, along with two steals, in win over No. 1/1 Kansas (2/14/11)... Instrumental in win at Iowa State (2/5/11) with 14 points on 5-of-9 field goals, including four treys... Scored in double figures in consecutive games vs. UMKC (12/23/10) and North Florida (12/31/10)... Earned first career start vs. Alcorn State (12/6/10) with four points, four assists and three steals... Notched double figures for the first time in win over No. 18/22 Gonzaga (11/22/10) in the CBE Classic semifinals with 13 points... Saw his first career action in opener vs. James Madison (11/12/10) with nine points... Coached by Frank Martin.
High School: A four-year starter at Shawnee Mission South High School in Overland Park, Kan. ... Finished as the school's second-leading scorer of all-time with 1,225 points... Averaged 20.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.7 assists as a senior in 2009-10... Helped the Raiders to just their second Kansas 6A State Tournament appearance in the program's history and first since 2004... The team lost in overtime to Blue Valley North in the quarterfinals despite his 34 points... Led the team in most categories, including scoring, rebounding and assists... Finalist for the 2010 DiRenna Award, which goes to the top player in the Kansas City area... Selected first team Class 6A All-State as a senior by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association (KBCA) and the Wichita Eagle... Named to the all-state second team by Topeka Capital-Journal... Also selected Sunflower League Player of the Year and first team all-conference as a senior... Posted eight 20-point games, four 30-point games and one 40-point game in 2009-10... In fact, he scored 40 of his team's 55 points in a loss at Olathe South as a senior... Scored a game-high 21 points in the Hy-Vee/Pepsi High School All-Star Challenge, helping the Kansas All-Stars defeat Missouri All-Stars, 115-104... Averaged 23.2 points per game as a junior for the Raiders before going down with a season-ending calf injury on Jan. 27, 2009... Averaged 17.2 points and 4.9 assists per game as a sophomore... Named to the Kansas City Star's All-Johnson County Boys' team in both 2007-08 and 2008-09... Also selected as the conference Freshman and Sophomore of the Year... Coached by Brett McFall.
Personal: William Sadler Spradling was born June 7, 1991 in Columbia, Mo. ... Parents are Shannon and Misty Spradling... Received scholarship offers from a number of schools, including UNLV, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Virginia Tech... First Kansas City area recruit to earn a scholarship at K-State since 2002... Played for the Mo-Kan Spiece AAU team, along with teammate Nino Williams... Major is business administration.