“Keiton Page is one of my favorite all-time players in my 27 years of basketball,” Martin said. “I said the other day that he might be the smallest player in the Big 12 by stature, but he's got by far the biggest heart of any guy I've seen in the Big 12.”
Not everybody views Page the same way. Some pick at his height, or lack of it at 5-foot-8, and the limitations that brings.
Ford, like Martin, sees the big heart and the exemplary attitude and the unselfishness, with Page averaging more minutes than any player in the Big 12.
“I just don't grasp why he does not get the respect that he deserves out there on the court night in and night out, and I am tired of it,” Ford said. “I am sick of it.
“It's getting to be ... This kid is giving it everything that he has got. And he can't even walk the next day. For him, I just don't think he gets the respect he deserves on that court and I have voiced about it. I just don't get it. I don't get it.
“But, fans, I hope they continue to come … I hope they return to watch this young basketball team and support Keiton Page.”