Both Wichita State and Iona have been part of the latest NCAA Basketball recruiting news.
Morris Udeze told Jacob Polacheck of ZAGSBLOG that he has heard from 13 NCAA Basketball schools since announcing that he will be leaving Wichita State. The 6-8 sophomore center is one of seven players transferring from Wichita State this offseason. He served mainly as a backup for the Shockers over the last two years, appearing in 44 games with just five starts (all coming this year).
Udeze was highly effective around the rim as he produced 1.58 points per shot and registered a 61% effective field goal percentage. The Houston (TX) native scored in double-figures twice and averaged 4.3 points and 2.8 rebounds over 10.4 minutes a game though he shot just 48.2% from the charity stripe.
Texas A&M, South Carolina, Georgia State, Xavier, Illinois, Oregon State, Washington State, Boise State, Seton Hall, New Mexico State, Minnesota, Arizona State, Butler, and Grand Canyon are the programs that have shown interest in him. However, Udeze has said that Butler, Minnesota and Arizona State are showing the most interest in him. Butler and Arizona State want him to redshirt this upcoming season while he said that Minnesota wants someone immediately with Daniel Oturu leaving for the NBA Draft.
Udeze is expected to miss the 2020-21 season as a result of NCAA transfer rules. He was a three-star recruit out of Montverde Academy (FL) and held 20 scholarship offers overall. Butler and Ohio State were among the schools majorly involved in his recruitment the first go around.
Jamarius Burton, DeAntoni Gordon, Grant Sherfield, Erik Stevenson, Tate Busse and Noah Fernandes are the other Wichita State players who have entered the NCAA portal. Fernandez has transferred to UMass and Stevenson, who heard from several teams, recently trimmed his list down to a final five.
Meanwhile, Gordon saw sparse action as a freshman last year as he averaged 0.8 points and 1.1 rebounds in 6.8 minutes over 14 appearances. The 6-7 forward was a three-star also held offers from Southern Alabama and UAB.