Marshall on McDuffie’s leadership: ‘I’m seeing him grow into a man’

Senior forward Markis McDuffie came into the 2018-19 season with a daunting task: leading the young, new Shocker team. With high expectations comes high pressure. In the first game of the season, a 13-point loss to Louisiana Tech, McDuffie showed signs of struggling with fitting in to his new role. McDuffie admitted that he rushed … Continue reading Marshall on McDuffie’s leadership: ‘I’m seeing him grow into a man’

McDuffie named The American’s Player of the Week

After leading the Shockers to a road win against Providence College on Friday, senior forward Markis McDuffie was named the American Athletic Conference's Player of the Week. McDuffie had a career-high of 32 points in Wichita State's Veteran’s Classic win against Providence College. As leading scorer, McDuffie hit 12-19 from the field and 6-9 from … Continue reading McDuffie named The American’s Player of the Week

Former Wichita State player makes basketball career to give back to underprivileged children

From having to help raise his sisters, to becoming a Wichita State basketball standout, to eventually becoming one of the first inductees into the National Basketball League Hall of Fame, Calvin “Cal” Bruton has had quite the journey to get to where he is now. Bruton has made a career out of basketball, but not … Continue reading Former Wichita State player makes basketball career to give back to underprivileged children

‘Back to the drawing boards’: Wichita State looking to bounce back after 13-point season-opener loss

Wichita State lost a season opener for the first time in 16 seasons after Louisiana Tech handed the Shockers a 13-point loss in their official first game of the season. The Bulldogs out-rebounded the Shockers by 11—something Wichita State is not used to happening. “We’re going to have to get better,” Head Coach Gregg Marshall … Continue reading ‘Back to the drawing boards’: Wichita State looking to bounce back after 13-point season-opener loss

Burton, McDuffie and Haynes-Jones combine for 49 points in win over Catawba

With a nearly brand new look to the Wichita State men's basketball team, Head Coach Gregg Marshall knew there would be some growing pains. Tuesday night's performance against Catawba, a Division II school, was worse than Marshall anticipated for his new team. "We were a little worse than I thought we would be honestly," Marshall … Continue reading Burton, McDuffie and Haynes-Jones combine for 49 points in win over Catawba