JuCo All-American joins Wichita State’s spring recruiting class


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Ricky Torres poses with Head Coach Gregg Marshall on his official visit earlier this week.

JuCo All-American Ricky Torres announced that he will be coming to Wichita State for the 2018-19 season on Wednesday morning.

Torres chose Wichita State over Auburn, Virginia Tech, and American Athletic Conference schools SMU and South Florida.

Torres will be a junior this fall with two seasons of eligibility remaining.

The 6-foot-3 point guard from Missouri State-West Plains averaged 17.2 points per game with a 49.9 field goal and 43.3 three-point percentage. He also averaged 4.7 rebounds per game.

Torres has an unselfish style of play averaging 8.1 assists per game. He set his school’s single-game (16), season (268) and career (427) assist records.

“We feel Ricky has the poise, leadership ability and talent to step in from day-one as a lead guard. He scores at all three levels and has a tremendous feel for the game,” Head Coach Gregg Marshall said. “He plays at his own pace and averaged eight assists per game last year for Coach Chris Popp because of his tremendous vision.”

Torres joins the recruiting class of Jamarius Burton, who announced his commitment last week, along with Dexter Dennis, Erik Stevenson, Morris Udeze, Chance Moore, Jaime Echenique, Isaiah Chandler.

Wichita State has one more remaining scholarship spot if junior forward Markis McDuffie, who declared for the NBA Draft without signing with an agent, returns for his senior season.