WICHITA, Kan. - Several announcements last week of seven players transferring from the Shocker basketball program shook up some fans, there is hope on the horizon.
In an excellent article written by Wichita Eagle sports beat writer Taylor Eldridge, Gregg Marshall talked about 20 different players who have mentioned WSU as possible schools they would transfer to.
Marshall told the Eagle that he is considering not using all 13 scholarships after stockpiling last season’s roster with too much talent that led to playing time issues. He also told the Eagle that he wants to avoid another scenario where he has five or six players all in the same class. WSU currently has a well-balanced roster, with two freshmen, one sophomore, two juniors and two seniors.
The NCAA has suspended all in-person recruiting activity until April 15. Without the ability to take official visits on campus, that could delay the decisions for many spring recruits. Coaches are still allowed to talk to recruits over the phone. Another reminder is that the NCAA is currently in talks of easing up its transfer rules, which could make transfers eligible immediately this coming season, but no new rule has been finalized yet.
Here is a list of potential transfers that Eldridge did research on regarding potential players:
Jonah Antonio (UNLV Graduate Transfer) 6'5", 180-pound shooting guard from Perth, Australia
Tahj Eaddy (Santa Clara Graduate Transfer) 6'2", 165-pound combo guard from West Haven, Conn.
Alterique Gilbert (Connecticut Transfer Graduate) 6'0", 180-pound point guard from Atlanta, Ga.
Caleb Grill (Iowa State Sit-Out Transfer) 6'3", 192-pound, sophomore-to-be shooting guard from Maize, Kan.
Kevin Marfo (Quinnipiac Graduate Transfer) 6'8", 245-pound center from Bergenfield, N.J.
Trey McGowens (Pittsburgh Sit-Out Transer) 6'4", 190-pound, junior-to-be point guard from Pendleton, S.C. Wichita State has offered Trey McGowens (@Trey5mac_), a 6'4" point guard transfer from Pittsburgh with two years left. Averaged 11.5 ppg in the ACC
Prince Oduro (Mississippi State Sit-Out Transfer) 6'8", 250-pound junior-to-be center from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Darius Perry (Louisville Graduate Transfer) 6'2", 195-pound combo guard from Marietta, Ga.
Sam Sessoms (Binghampton Sit-Out Transfer) 6'0", 188-pound junior-to-be point guard from Philadelphia, Pa.
Future stories will feature the junior-college transfers and high school recruits that Wichita State is targeting for its 2020 class. In the meantime, here are the names that will be featured.
- Shawndarius Cowart, 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Pensacola State
- Justice Hill, 6-foot-0 point guard from Salt Lake
- Berrick JeanLouis, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Florida Southwestern State
- Craig Porter, 6-foot-3 point guard from Vincennes
- Trevin Wade, 5-foot-10 point guard from Georgia Highlands
- Rudi Williams, 6-foot-3 point guard from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
High school prospects
- Ricky Council IV, 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Durham, N.C.
- Jamahri Harvey, 6-foot-4 point guard from Fayetteville, N.C.
- Chaunce Jenkins, 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Menchville, Va.
- Nelly Junior Joseph, 6-foot-10 center from Nigeria
- Brandon Murray, 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Baltimore, Md.