Wesley Iwundu gave Kansas State a verbal commitment.

“I’m very excited,” Iwundu said in a telephone interview. “It’s the best basketball in the world — the Big 12, you can’t beat that. It’s the best competition and I want to compete against the best.”

Iwundu, a 6-foot-6 small forward, picked the Wildcats over  SMU, where Larry Brown is entering his first year as head coach.

“I have nothing against SMU," said Iwundu, who also received interest from Colorado, Drake, Houston and Texas Tech. “I just want the chance to play in the Big 12.”