WICHITA, Kan. Damerius Wash, a 2019 guard playing at Sunrise Christian in Wichita, is staying in the Sunflower State for college. The native Mississippian announced on Twitter that he would be playing his college ball for Bruce Weber and Kansas State next fall.
"It was a dream come true for me," Wash told us Monday afternoon. "I love K-State, that's why I committed there. I feel like the coaches there showed me a great time."
Wash took his official visit to Manhattan only two days before the announcement, though Weber has been interested in Wash long before the end of September. Wash transferred to Sunrise from Canton High School in Mississippi over the summer, and Weber visited not long after.
The commitment couldn't have came at a better time for Kansas State. Starting guards Barry Brown and Kamau Stokes are set to graduate, and Wash knows he can come to Manhattan and contribute right away.
"[Weber] told me it was up to me to come in, and I could play right away. I just need to work hard and put in the work I know I can put in," said Wash.
But what really locked Wash in to commit to Kansas State was the passion shown by Wildcat fans.
"I loved it, I mean the fans showed me a really good time when I came there--the fans are really loving. That's what really made me commit."
Wash was not the only 2019 prospect to commit to Kansas State Sunday. DaJuan Gordon, a 4-star guard from Chicago, also announced his intent to play in Manhattan.