The Wichita State Shockers are ready to make some noise again next season after recently acquiring transfer Anton Grady from Cleveland State.
Grady is a power forward that will fill the void for coach Gregg Marshall and the Shockers since Darius Carter has graduated. He was a great low-post scorer for Cleveland State, and his game should carry over quite nicely when he starts play in the Missouri Valley Conference. Grady will be able to dominate the glass and play defense in the post for the Shockers, which is something the team desperately needs.
The Shockers will be returning the best backcourt in the country in Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker. The team will also add transfer Connor Frankamp into the mix, who will make an immediate impact on the team because of his great shooting ability. The starting lineup for next season will include VanVleet, Baker, Frankamp, Evan Wessel and Grady, which could be one of the best starting lineups in the country.
The Shockers should have no problem this season winning the MVC, especially with the amount of experience the team has returning. The team should be able to make a deep NCAA tournament run behind Baker, VanVleet and transfer Grady, who will be eligible to play right away as the season starts.
Watch out for the Shockers again next season because this team might be the most talented and experienced group of players coach Marshall has ever had at Wichita State. Wichita State never seems to go away as the a powerhouse mid-major team in college basketball.