Kansas State head coach Jerome Tang has signed NJCAA All-American guard Chimobi (Mobi) Ikegwuruka from Ellsworth Community College. The 6-foot-6 guard, who averaged a double-double last season, will bring significant international experience and athleticism to the Wildcats. Ikegwuruka played a pivotal role for his junior college team, leading them to a historic fourth-place finish in the NJCAA Division II Championship. He is the seventh addition to K-State’s roster for the 2024-25 season and the first junior college player under Tang. Fans can look forward to an exciting new talent as Ikegwuruka is a versatile defender and proficient scorer.

By the Numbers
  • Average: 19.0 points, 10.3 rebounds per game
  • Shooting: 59.4% FG, 50% 3PT
  • Seven consecutive 20-point games to end the season
Yes, But

While Ikegwuruka's stats are impressive, his transition to Division I basketball at Kansas State will be a significant step up in competition. How he adapts to this higher level of play will be crucial to his and the team's success.

State of Play
  • K-State ended the 2023-24 season with a 19-15 record
  • Team secured 4 wins against Top 25 teams, including 3 in the Top 10
What's Next

Ikegwuruka will integrate with a Wildcats team aiming for a more successful season under Coach Tang. His addition, along with other recruits and transfers, is expected to bolster K-State’s chances of climbing higher in the Big 12 standings and making a deeper postseason run.

Bottom Line

Mobi Ikegwuruka brings a wealth of talent and international experience to Kansas State. If he can adapt to the challenges of Division I play, he has the potential to be a game-changer for the Wildcats.