Kansas State basketball has recruited David Castillo, a highly rated point guard, for the upcoming season.

David Castillo, a standout high school basketball player ranked in the top 50 nationally, has officially signed with Kansas State. He committed to the Wildcats earlier this year and completed his signing on Wednesday during the NCAA’s early signing period.

Jerome Tang, the coach for Kansas State, praised Castillo, describing him as an exceptional player and leader. Standing at 6-foot-1 and weighing 170 pounds, Castillo hails from Bartlesville, Oklahoma, where he played under Clent Stewart at Bartlesville High for three years before transferring to Sunrise Academy in Bel Aire for his senior season. He holds the record for the most points scored in Bartlesville High’s history, totaling 1,594 points. Castillo has been recognized twice on the Tulsa World All-State team.

Expressing his gratitude, Castillo remarked on his signing with K-State, emphasizing his excitement to join the university’s basketball program.

Beyond his high school achievements, Castillo has an impressive international record, winning two gold medals with USA Basketball at the FIBA U16 championships and U17 World Cup. Although he missed playing last summer due to injury, his athletic prowess and leadership remain highly regarded.

Tang highlighted Castillo’s resilience and skills on the court, noting his speed, scoring ability, and unselfish play. Despite an injury setback that temporarily affected his national ranking, Castillo remains a prized recruit for Kansas State.

According to Tang, Castillo was one of the Wildcats’ primary targets for the early signing period, reflecting the team’s strategic focus on recruiting top talent. Tang also mentioned their recruitment efforts for another top prospect, Patrick Ngongba, who ultimately chose Duke over Kansas State.

In summary, Castillo’s signing represents a significant achievement for Kansas State’s basketball program, securing a promising athlete known for both his athletic prowess and leadership qualities.