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SAMUELS BODY, GAME MATURES … OR DOES IT?

SAMUELS BODY, GAME MATURES … OR DOES IT?

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Jamar was the talk of K-State's media day on Oct. 29. He was bigger, stronger and more mature. Or was he? It was announced prior to tipoff of Sunday's exhibition game that Samuels had been suspended for three games for breaking team rules. To a certain degree, it was the Samuels of old coming through.

From the final buzzer to the 2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament in Tuscan, Ariz., Kansas State basketball coach Frank Martin started a process with Jamar Samuel. He challenged him with words: "I told him, if he hadn't redshirted that first year his career would be over. What would be doing right now had it not been for that redshirt season? Maybe that registered." Samuels, a 6-foot-7 senior who...

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