Category Archives: Recruiting

Teddy Hawkins signs with Wichita State

Wichita State coaches wanted to get the last visit from Dayton Dunbar forward Teddy Hawkins. They also wanted him to visit for a game and see their biggest selling point – the Koch Arena crowd.

A simple strategy. It worked. Hawkins signed with WSU on Wednesday afternoon, the final day of the signing period. The Shockers are practicing at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico this afternoon. Read More »

Teddy Hawkins update

Dayton Dunbar coach Peter Pullen spoke briefly to Teddy Hawkins after his visit to Wichita State last weekend. The report on the visit was fine. We’ll know exactly how well it went if Hawkins chooses Wichita State.

The November signing period ends Wednesday. Pullen said Hawkins, a 6-foot-8 forward, wants to sign by then. Read More »

The dangers of Facebook

You can read more about this Sunday, so today I’ll keep it short.

Fans can put Wichita State in a bad position with Facebook pages or Twitter messages. So if you’re considering using your Internet skills to help the Shockers recruit a future basketball star (such as Heights senior Perry Ellis), the Shockers want you to cease and desist. It’s a potential NCAA violation. Read More »

Perry Ellis to meet with Shockers Sept. 13

Heights basketball player Perry Ellis has set three of his four in-home visits with college coaches.

Ellis narrowed his list to four schools earlier this month — Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky and Wichita State. Read More »

Wrapping up the recruiting week

Wichita State’s men’s basketball team landed commitments from Tekele (Tuh-kell) Cotton, a combo guard from Atlanta’s Whitefield Academy, and forward Jake White from Chaska, Minn., last week. Add them to Heights guard Evan Wessel, a shooting guard/small forward, and the Shockers own three commitments with one scholarship scheduled to be open with the scheduled departures of seniors Graham Hatch, J.T. Durley, Gabe Blair and Aaron Ellis. Read More »

Wichita State at Missouri State

Final: MSU 68, WSU 55. I think everybody was prepared for tough times this season. I don’t think anybody was prepared for an 0-6 MVC start and a bad performance against another winless team. The Shockers have a lot of soul-searching to do if they want to avoid last place. Read More »

Wichita State at Drake

Final: DU 74, WSU 69. Nice effort. I think that may be WSU’s best signs of progress since the MVC season started. Tough not to get rewarded with a win. Drake, as it was last year, does a lot of smart things, shoots well and makes few mistakes. Read More »

Gardner-Webb at Wichita State

Final: WSU 76, G-W 64. Read More »

Friday at Koch Arena

Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall talked mostly about his offense on Friday before practice. He pointed out the lack of practice time during a four-game stretch between Nov. 27-Dec. 3. The problems on offense are numerous. Bad shots. Bad passes. Lack of movement. Lack of execution. Marshall ticked off several examples of teammates missing open teammates with sloppy passes. Or of players taking ill-advised shots. Other than guard Clevin Hannah, coaches don’t know who is going to show up from game to game and score. Read More »

Signing day

The men’s and women’s basketball signatures are in hand.

Rivals.com weighs in with the opinion that WSU point guard signee Kenny Manigault is the top recruit in the Valley. Read More »