Kansas State Basketball: The Biggest NBA Success Stories in Wildcats History

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Kansas State Basketball: The Biggest NBA Success Stories in Wildcats History
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Kansas State may not be exactly known for churning out NBA talent, but a few familiar names were able to take their games to the next level after their career with the Wildcats. 

There's Michael Beasley, who was drafted No. 2 overall by the Miami Heat. After going from Miami to Minnesota to Phoenix, he returned to the Heat and showed flashes of what made him the second pick. 

There's Rolando Blackman, a four-time NBA All-Star. 

The most notable, though, is Mitch Richmond, who was one of just two Wildcats to win an NBA championship and make an All-Star team and the only one to win Rookie of the Year. 

With that, let's check out five of K-State's best NBA success stories. 

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