Kansas State’s stunning victory over Michigan State is something that everyone can’t stop talking about, and for all the right reasons. The game showcased a record performance by Markquis Nowell, who put up 19 assists, 20 points, and five steals. However, it appeared that Nowell might not play in the Elite Eight game against Florida Atlantic, following his ankle’s injury. Nevertheless, Nowell announced he’s up to 90% mentally and ready to take the court again.
Nowell’s stardom is on the rise, particularly after covering the New York Post, calling him “The King of New York,” and basketball stars like Carmelo Anthony, Donovan Mitchell, and Trae Young congratulating him. His distinct skill in passing, ball handling, and floaters makes him unguardable. And it’s no secret that Florida Atlantic understands they can’t stop him completely. Still, their coach, Dusty May, hopes to slow him down enough to score inefficiently.
But for Nowell, one obstacle won’t stop him. He is determined to keep his focus on Florida Atlantic, like they have been doing throughout the season, with his eyes on the prize. And according to his performance, stats, and his opponents’ praises so far, it’s safe to say that his star power is only rising.