Eric McKnight and Wichita State

Eric McKnight is a 6-foot-9 forward who is leaving Florida Gulf Coast (Dunk City) and is eligible immediately because he graduated.

McKnight is interested in Wichita State and it is his understanding that the feeling is mutual, he said Monday. He has not talked to WSU coaches, perhaps because they cannot contact him until they receive a release fromĀ Florida Gulf Coast. Should WSU contact McKnight, he is interested in visiting.

“I’m very interested in their program,” he said. “I’ve watched their success over the years. I like their style of play.”

McKnight considered turning pro, but said he has decided playing his senior season in college is the best course. He said he is also considering Bowling Green State (where former WSU assistant Chris Jans is coaching) and Tennessee.

McKnight averaged 6.7 points and 5.1 rebounds as a junior. He started 21 games after serving a 12-game suspension for a violation of team rules.