Always vigilant on recruiting

It should come as no surprise to Wichita State basketball fans that coach Gregg Marshall is open to adding another recruit this spring. He doesn’t necessarily need another player and there are no visits scheduled. However, it never hurts to look, so Marshall isn’t totally closing the door on another addition.

Tevin Glass, who signed last week, is a 6-foot-8 forward from Northwest Florida State College who averaged 12.0 points and 5.8 rebounds. He made 55.1 percent of his shots and 68.4 percent of his free throws. As a freshman, he averaged 6.4 points and 4.9 rebounds.

“He’s kind of an active four-man,” Marshall said. “He needs to gain some weight, get a little stronger, continue to develop his perimeter game. He affects the game with his tenacity.”

His signing puts WSU at its limit of 13 scholarships. Marshall wouldn’t say no to the perfect fit, however.

“If the right player comes along,” he said. “Somebody that affects winning. It doesn’t have to be a particular position. He’s got to be good enough to help us win. All sizes, all skills sets and all positions.”

Marshall said he is close to hiring an assistant coach to fill the spot vacated by Chris Jans, now at Bowling Green.

“I’m leaning toward a couple guys, but I haven’t made that call yet,” he said. “There’s no urgency. We’ll have that in place by the time we start summer school, which is in June.”