Walk-on Farrakhan surprised with scholarship


Joseph Barringhaus

Wichita State's Eli Farrakhan poses during media day on Oct. 16, 2018.

Now former Wichita State walk-on Eli Farrakhan was surprised with a basketball scholarship on Monday while the team was watching film.

According to a Twitter video posted by the team’s account, Head Coach Gregg Marshall called the junior college transfer to the front of the room and allowed him to read his “numbers.” Farrakhan announced himself that he was officially on scholarship. He was then mobbed excitedly by his teammates.

Farrakhan has stepped up multiple times this year by playing in the first half when the team’s main guards were in foul trouble or dealing with injuries. Marshall called him “respectful” and “a leader.”