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Wichita State lands commitment from top 100 two-guard

Gregg Marshall has landed his second commitment in the Class of 2015, as Missouri-native Landry Shamet announced that he will be playing his college ball for the Shockers. “Officially committed to Wichita State!” Shamet tweeted. “Glad to be part of Shocker Nation!” Shamet is a 6-foot-4 wing that plays his high school ball at Park Hill HS (Mo.) and ran with the KC Pumas...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wichita State lands top-100 recruit Landry Shamet

Gregg Marshall and the Wichita State Shockers received their first major commitment for the Class of 2015 on Wednesday morning. Top-100 recruit Landry Shamet, a 6’4″ shooting guard, announced on Twitter that he will play his college ball as part of Shocker Nation. Officially committed to WICHITA STATE! Glad to be part of #shockernation! Thanks to everyone who's supported...
Via The Catch and Shoot
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Illini Recruit Picks Missouri Valley School

Landry Shamet has made his college decision and it will not be Illinois. The 6’4 senior is currently ranked #87 according to Rivals.com. Shamet averaged 20.1 PPG, 4.7 RPG and 3.4 APG last season. Shamet cancelled visits to Colorado, Illinois, and Kansas State when his decision was made up by committing to join Wichita State University. Wichita State has not only become a powerhouse...
Via Sports Mockery
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks’ Cleanthony Early Throws Down Dunk Over 2 Dallas Defenders At NBA Summer League

Former Wichita State Shocker star Cleanthony Early threw down a monster jam over 2 Dallas Maverick defenders during the NBA Summer League on Friday. Early, who was a second round pick but should’ve been a first rounder, scored 13 points in the game. Follow Cleanthony on Twitter at @Clearly_BallLyf. [@.GIFDSPORTS] The post Knicks’ Cleanthony Early Throws Down Dunk Over 2 Dallas...
Via Diehardsport
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Wichita State Head Coach Greg Marshall Discusses Knicks Forward Cleanthony Early

We caught up with Gregg Marshall to discuss promising small forward Cleanthony Early. Many analysts pegged Early as a pick just outside the lottery, but he slipped all the way to the Knicks at pick No. 34. Phil Jackson must have liked the Wichita State product. How does Early’s college coach feel about him?
Via The Lottery Mafia
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

MVC teams look to close gap with Wichita State

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Wichita State kept the Missouri Valley Conference in the spotlight last season with a 35-0 start, the best ever in Division I. The Shockers did so at the expense of nine league rivals who didn't even come close to an NCAA tournament bid. Wichita State went 21-0 against league opponents in 2013-14 and 18 of those victories were by at least 10 points. Though...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Wichita State working to get Corey Henderson Jr. prepared for backup point guard role

One of the remarkable things about Wichita State’s 35-1 record last season was the Shockers’ lack of a backup point guard. With the loss of backup point guard D.J. Bowles before the 2013-14 season due to a heart condition, Wichita State had to rely on sophomore Fred VanVleet to carry a heavy amount of minutes as the team’s only point guard. VanVleet averaged 31.7 minutes per...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Wichita St's Fred Van Fleet speaks at HS graduation

Fred Van Vleet is exactly what you would want your NCAA student-athlete to be. Van Vleet just finished up his sophomore year at Wichita State and was a key part in his team’s 35-0 record, before they lost to Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament. Van Vleet, one of the nation’s best leaders in college basketball, […]
Via Full Scale Sports
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Wichita-K-State basketball series still on table, but Shockers-Jayhawks? Not so much

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Georgia is officially in, if you're keeping score, and Texas A&M is expected to be, too. Kansas State is expected to hook up with its old Big 12 pals, the Aggies, on the hardwood at Sprint Center later this fall. Also on the docket, in pencil, a visit to Long Beach State en route to the EA Sports Maui Invitational Nov. 24-26. On Tuesday, the Wildcats officially...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Cleanthony Early’s Dunk Fail to Music is Perfect

I’m usually not the biggest fan of Bleacher Report, but I have to admit, they hit it out of the ball park with this one. In last night’s college basketball dunk contest, Wichita State forward Cleanthony Early tried to jump over a group of players sitting down. Put the right music behind it and you have an absolute masterpiece right? Huge props to Bleacher Report for this...
Via Standing O Sports
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Wichita State’s Cleanthony Early Face-Plants During Dunk Contest (Video)

Wichita State’s Cleanthony Early made a horrible error on the court Thursday night. The 2014 NCAA basketball slam dunk competition was held at Moody Coliseum in University Park, Texas, giving college hoops stars the opportunity to show off their jams and slams. Although he’s previously proven himself to be a master of the dunk, Early was not so skilled this time around. The...
Via NESN.com
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Witchita St's Cleanthony Early falls on face after dunk attempt

Wichita State’s Cleanthony Early didn’t win last night’s college basketball dunk contest with this attempt (Eastern Kentucky’s Marcus Lewis won). However, outside of Adreian Payne’s two-handed 360 flush, Early easily had the most entertaining dunk attempt on the night. [GIFdsports] The post Cleanthony Early Falls on his Face after Dunk Attempt Fail appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

AP Coach of Year: Wichita State's Gregg Marshall

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Gregg Marshall, whose Wichita State team was the first to reach the NCAA tournament undefeated in 33 years, has been selected The Associated Press' Coach of the Year. The Shockers entered the tournament at 34-0 and as a No. 1 seed. They became the first team in NCAA men's history to win its first 35 games. They lost to Kentucky in the third round and fell...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: SNL’s Jay Pharaoh Spoofs Stephen A. Smith, Discusses Tom Izzo, Coach K, Julius Randle, Wichita State

Saturday Night Live’s Jay Pharaoh is a very funny comedian and amazing impressionist, and sports fans are always given a treat when he breaks out his excellent Stephen A. Smith impression. Last night during Weekend Update, “Stephen” joined hosts Colin Jost and Cecily Strong to discuss March Madness. He talks about “dear friend” Tom Izzo, implores Mike Krzyzewski to stop...
Via College Spun
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Prank Wichita State Alum Mike Pelfrey With Fake March Madness Speech (Video)

Wichita State’s early exit from the NCAA tournament might have been disappointing, but the prank that the Minnesota Twins pulled on Shockers alum Mike Pelfrey was anything but. Before the No. 1 Shockers were bounced from the tourney by Kentucky, Glen Perkins and manager Ron Gardenhire decided to have a little bit of fun with their big right-handed pitcher. Gardenhire called Pelfrey...
Via NESN.com
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Pelfrey Poorly Tries to Pump Up His Alma Mater Wichita State Shockers

Mike Pelfrey spent several years in Queens as a member of my beloved Mets. As much as he often pained me with his on-field performance, he was always a stand-up guy. Pelfrey is now a member of the Minnesota Twins and pitched his college days at Wichita State. He’s a big Shockers backer. So, his teammates decided to take advantage of Big Pelf, who is generally fairly quiet and reserved...
Via Legend of Cecilio Guante
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

3-24-2013: March Madness Continues, Shockers and Vols Represented, Soccer Tom Mulroy of Fort Lauderdale Strikers & More!

I am going to make this short and sweet, because the show was sweet but not short. Two hours of sports and laughs, it doesn’t get much better than that! Thanks to two great callers at the top of the show, S:OS got off to a great start. My first guest was Paul Suellentrop of the Wichita Eagle. Paul was along for the Shockers amazing ride this season that ended in a two point lose...
Via SILVERMAN: On Sports
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Wichita State's Marshall to get Iba Award

ST. LOUIS -- Gregg Marshall, who led Wichita State to a 35-1 record and a No. 1 seeding in the NCAA Tournament, has been selected as the recipient of the Henry Iba Coach of the Year Award, presented by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Marshall will be formally presented the award on Monday, April 14, in Oklahoma City. Marshall, 51, led the Shockers to the Missouri Valley...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Wichita State's Marshall to get Iba Award

ST. LOUIS -- Gregg Marshall, who led Wichita State to a 35-1 record and a No. 1 seeding in the NCAA Tournament, has been selected as the recipient of the Henry Iba Coach of the Year Award, presented by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Marshall will be formally presented the award on Monday, April 14, in Oklahoma City. Marshall, 51, led the Shockers to the Missouri Valley...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Wichita State exit interview: A lot went right, only the ending went wrong

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- THE EXIT INTERVIEW: WICHITA STATE (35-1, 18-0 Missouri Valley) What went right: Would you believe everything? Well, almost everything. The Shockers (deep breath) became the first Division I men's basketball squad to go unbeaten in the regular season since Saint Joseph's in 2004 and the first team to run through the Missouri Valley Conference without a...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Wichita State exit interview: A lot went right, only the ending went wrong

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- THE EXIT INTERVIEW: WICHITA STATE (35-1, 18-0 Missouri Valley) What went right: Would you believe everything? Well, almost everything. The Shockers (deep breath) became the first Division I men's basketball squad to go unbeaten in the regular season since Saint Joseph's in 2004 and the first team to run through the Missouri Valley Conference without a...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Gregg Marshall gets Henry Iba Award

Gregg Marshall, who guided Wichita State to the first 35-0 start in NCAA men's history, won the Henry Iba Coach of the Year Award on Monday. The Shockers, the top seed in the Midwest Region, advanced to the Round of 32 in the NCAA tournament, where they lost to Kentucky on Sunday and finished the season at 35-1. The 51-year-old Marshall, in his seventh season at WSU, led the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal’s Pals Advance: 5 Takeaways from Wichita State vs. Kentucky

Let’s face it: the most compelling “3rd round” match-up on paper was Wichita State vs. Kentucky.  On one side, Kentucky was the preseason number 1 with expectations of a 40-0 record because of their depth of McDonald’s All-American talent on the team.  On the other end, Wichita State made the Final Four last year and […]
Via 5th Base
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Roundtable: How should Wichita State's season be evaluated in the long run?

Wichita State’s bid for an undefeated season ended Sunday with a loss to Kentucky in a thriller in the round of 32.The Shockers put together...
Via Athlon Sports
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Opinion: What to Make of Wichita State’s 2013-2014 Season

They won over 30 games, which included a remarkable stretch that saw them go nearly five months without a loss. They won their conference running away, and they won their conference tournament with ease. They left the NCAA Tournament in the round of 32, losing to an athletically-superior team. They didn’t have an especially difficult schedule, and their conference was down. As...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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