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Prep school standout signs with Shockers

April 14, 2018 - 3:14 pm

A high-level athlete with a knack for highlight reel plays, prep school standout Dexter Dennis joins Wichita State’s 2018 men’s basketball recruiting class after inking a National Letter of Intent.

The 6-foot-5 Dennis is a slasher and knock-down three-point shooter who can play both shooting guard and small forward. He’ll be a true freshman this fall.

Dennis is finishing up a post-graduate year at Believe Sports Academy in Athens, Tenn., where he’s coached by Tyson Waterman, an all-conference point guard on Shocker head coach Gregg Marshall’s first Winthrop University team.

Prior to that, Dennis was a Louisiana High School All-Star and Class 3A All-State selection. As a senior in 2017, he averaged 23 points and led Baker High to the state quarterfinals.

Marshall said: “We feel Dexter has the raw talent and athleticism to be, not only a fine collegiate player, but eventually a guy who could play at the highest professional level. He can shoot from deep, attack the rim and has a ready-made Division I body walking in the door. He’s been developed over the past year by Coach Waterman and the staff at Believe Prep. They have maximized his potential and skills to the point where many high major coaches were courting his signature.”

Dennis chose the Shockers over finalists Kansas State, Georgia Tech and Ole Miss.

He becomes the sixth member of WSU’s 2018 recruiting class joining a group of five fall signees: 6-11 power forward, Jaime Echenique (6-11, F/C, Columbia/Trinity Valley (TX) CC), 6-7 wing, Chance Moore (Louisville, Ky./Sunrise Christian Academy), 6-9 center, Isaiah Poor Bear-Chandler (Omaha, Neb./Sunrise Christian Academy), 6-4 shooting guard, Erik Stevenson (Lacey, Wash./Timberline HS), and 6-8 forward/center, Morris Udeze (Houston, Texas/Montverde Academy).

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