Beasley began his freshman year at Kansas State in the fall of 2007. In the 2007–2008 regular season, Beasley was one of the most dominant players in the country. His 26.2 points and nation-leading 12.4 rebounds were the most by a Big 12 player in any season.
Beasley became known as an unstoppable force when shooting, finishing the season shooting 53.7 percent from the field (282 of 525). He also finished the season shooting 39.5 percent from 3-point range.
Beasley holds 30 Kansas State career, single-season and freshman records as well as 17 Big 12 single-game and single-season marks.
Beasley became the fourth player in school history to be honored as the league's Player of the Year and the first since the inception of the Big 12.
In addition to his National Player of the Year awards, Beasley was named National Freshman of the Year by four organizations, including CBS Sports.com, Rivals.com, The Sporting News and U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
He has also been selected a first team All-American by numerous outlets, including CBS Sports.com, ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News and U.S. Basketball Writers Association. In addition, he was chosen as a first team Freshman All-American by CBS Sports.com and Rivals.com
Michael Beasley would lead the wildcats to the 11th overall seed in the Midwest region, going on to defeat #6 USC in the first round, where he scored 23 points along with 11 rebounds. The Wildcats would then lose to # 3 Wisconsin in the 2nd round despite Beasley's 23 points and 13 rebounds.
Beasley Announced that he would enter the 2008 NBA Draft despite measuring small for a PF at 6'7 without shoes, also forgoing his last 3 seasons of eligibility at Kansas State.