(Photo: Makaleb Rich)

Makaleb RichNo. 129 prospect in the class of 2023 has moved to the Kansas State Wildcats, he told 247Sports.

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The 6-foot-6, 210-pound small forward from East St. Louis, MO, committed Jerome Tang and his program compared to his other finalists including Illinois-Chicago, Missouri and Ole Miss.

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“I felt the most love I have ever felt in my life when I arrived on campus,” he said of why he chose Kansas State. “I have a great relationship with the coaches and players, and I felt at home. The playing style also matched the way I play.”

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Rich paid official visits to each of his finalists, but his time on the Kansas State campus surpassed all of those four stars.

“Literally everything,” he said of what stood out to him. “It’s like a brotherhood on and off the court.”

Rich is a strong and powerful striker with explosive athleticism, great hands and rim touch. He is a versatile defender, a physical and strong driver, a good passer and can really finish the rim.

In his own eyes, what will he bring to the program?

“Hardworking and a great teammate,” he said.

Rich is Kansas State’s third Top150 in the class of 2023. R.J. Jones and Give Give Ames