Robert Upshaw is expected to announce his decision at 5 p.m., but word is already leaking out about his destination.
Upshaw’s mother confirmed to CBSSports.com that he would sign a letter-of-intent with Kansas State during a press conference at his high school today. Scout.com first reported the news that he was likely headed to Manhattan on Sunday afternoon.
"The program had everything he was looking for," Ceylon Sherman said.
Upshaw, a 7-foot center from San Joaquin Memorial High School (Calif.), chose the Wildcats over Louisville, Georgetown and hometown Fresno State.
He is ranked No. 40 in CBSSports.com’s Top 100. Upshaw has plenty of potential down low, due to his length and size. He has the all the tools necessary to be a big-time post player, with his variety of post moves. In the future, though, he needs to use his size better and also make himself more available in the paint. Upshaw does have a good face-up jumper and is a very good shot blocker at the defensive end.
His fit at Kansas State will be interesting to watch in a year or two. Upshaw is more of a finesse player, while head coach Frank Martin has used more of a rough-and-tumble big man in the past. If Upshaw continues to develop, though, he will be an impact player in the Big 12.
He joins 7-footer Laimonas Chatkevicius in Kansas State’s 2012 class.