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What to know as The Basketball Tournament nears tip off in Wichita

What to know as The Basketball Tournament nears tip off in Wichita

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

July 17, 2019

Starting on July 25, The Basketball Tournament will be bringing back basketball to Charles Koch Arena this summer. TBT, an annual tournament for non-NBA contracted players, brings the sport back to life during the dry period after the NCAA and NBA seasons, giving college and professional fans more...

Top players to look out for in TBT’s Wichita Regional

Top players to look out for in TBT’s Wichita Regional

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

July 17, 2019

The Basketball Tournament tips off on July 25 in Wichita, and is bringing an array of talent back into the spotlight. The teams, which feature alumni basketball teams and those who play for charity, are made up of non-contracted NBA players, some even former players in the world's top league. The...

Bohm becomes the first Shocker to participate in the Futures Game

Bohm becomes the first Shocker to participate in the Futures Game

Sean Marty, Reporter

July 14, 2019

Alec Bohm became the first Wichita State alum to participate in the MLB Futures Game in early July. Bohm, a third baseman, went 1-4 with a single in the fourth inning, while scoring the NL’s second run of the game. The game finished in a 2-2 tie in eight innings.m Traditionally, the Futures Game ser...

Zach Brown added to Aftershocks roster for TBT

Zach Brown added to Aftershocks roster for TBT

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

July 9, 2019

Former Wichita State forward Zach Brown has been added to the Aftershocks roster for The Basketball Tournament. Brown, who played for the Shockers from 2014-2018, played in 130 total games for Gregg Marshall, averaging 5.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game. Out of his 130 games played,...

Shamet, Clippers are NBA Title favorites after blockbuster roster additions

Shamet, Clippers are NBA Title favorites after blockbuster roster additions

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

July 6, 2019

Former Wichita State guard Landry Shamet will have a solid chance to win an NBA Championship next season. Early Saturday morning, free agent forward and defending NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard announced his decision to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers. On an even more surprising note that shocked...

Alec Bohm to play in the 2019 Futures game

Alec Bohm to play in the 2019 Futures game

Sean Marty, Reporter

June 28, 2019

Former Wichita State third baseman and No. 3 overall pick in last year’s MLB Draft Alec Bohm has been selected to the NL Roster as a part of the 2019 Futures game. Bohm was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the first round of the 2018 MLB Draft. Bohm has skyrocketed through the Phillies...

Shamet invited to play with Team USA’s Select Team

Shamet invited to play with Team USA’s Select Team

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

June 27, 2019

Former Wichita State guard Landry Shamet has been invited to play with Team USA's Select Team this summer at the team's camp in Las Vegas in August. First reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Shamet will join the younger group that includes 2019 first overall draft pick Zion Williamson. Shamet is coming off of a roller coaster rookie season where he spent time ...

Frankamp set to play in NBA Summer League with Lakers

Frankamp set to play in NBA Summer League with Lakers

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

June 27, 2019

Former Wichita State guard Conner Frankamp will also get a shot to prove himself during the NBA Summer League starting in July. Frankamp announced Wednesday on Twitter that he reached a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers to play on this year's Summer League team. The Lakers will play July 1-3 in Sacramento...

Josaphat Bilau commits to Wichita State

Josaphat Bilau commits to Wichita State

Sean Marty, Reporter

June 23, 2019

The 2019-20 roster has been completed following the commitment by three-star recruit, Josaphat Bilau. Bilau, a 6-11 forward originally from France, played out his last year of high school basketball at Spire Academy with highly regarded recruits such as LaMelo Ball and Rocket Watts. Bilau w...

UConn likely to depart from the AAC in 2020

UConn likely to depart from the AAC in 2020

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

June 22, 2019

Multiple sources around the country have announced that UConn will depart from the American Athletic Conference in all sports, taking effect in 2020. According to ESPN, the Huskies are expected to return to the Big East for basketball, the conference the school left in 2013. The Big East does not...

Markis McDuffie signs NBA Summer League deal with the Indiana Pacers

Markis McDuffie signs NBA Summer League deal with the Indiana Pacers

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

June 21, 2019

Wichita State's Markis McDuffie will get his shot for a chance to play in the NBA. The former Shocker standout signed a Summer League deal with the Indiana Pacers on Friday, according to the Wichita Eagle. The deal does not promise a final roster spot for McDuffie, as his performance will determine...

McDuffie doesn’t get selected in the 2019 NBA Draft

McDuffie doesn’t get selected in the 2019 NBA Draft

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

June 21, 2019

Wichita State's Markis McDuffie did not hear his name called in the 60-pick NBA Draft on Thursday night. After having a career year, averaging 18.2 points, 5 rebounds, and 1 assist per game, McDuffie was ranked as the 62nd best prospect according to CBS analyst Kyle Boone. However, McDuffie failed...