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Report: Former Kansas guard Conner Frankamp transferring to Wichita State

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Conner Frankamp will continue his collegiate career in the state of Kansas, as he will transfer to Wichita State.

Paul Sullentrop and Bob Lutz of the Wichita Eagle reported the transfer on Monday evening. The news was later confirmed by a multiple other media outlets.

“I think Coach (Gregg) Marshall can improve my game quite a bit,” Frankamp told the paper. “I’ve been very impressed with how Ron (Baker) and Fred (VanVleet) have developed as players. I think they have a good chance to get to the league (NBA).”

In his lone season at Kansas, Frankamp averaged 2.5 points in 8.3 minutes per game. During the 2014 NCAA Tournament, he saw a spike in play time, logging an average of 21.5 minutes per game in the Jayhawks’ two contests. Those games — a win over Eastern Kentucky and an upset loss to Stanford — saw Frankamp score in double figures with 10 and 12 points, respectively; the only time he would do so that season. Against the Cardinal, Frankamp came alive from three, knocking down 4-of-7 shots from beyond the arc.

Frankamp returned to Lawrence for his sophomore season, but the KU back court looked to be crowded despite the departure of Naadir Tharpe. Fellow sophomore Frank Mason had assumed the starting role and Devonte Graham, a four-star prospect, became a late addition after he finally received his release from his National Letter of Intent from Appalachian State. Frankamp announced his decision to transfer on Oct. 31. In addition to the Shockers, he was also reportedly considering Colorado.

He will have three years of eligibility remaining. According to the Wichita Eagle, Frankamp will be eligible for the second semester of next season.

Frankamp joins an incoming class for Gregg Marshall that consists of top-100 shooting guard Landry Shamet, point guard Tyrone Taylor, wing Markis McDuffie and power forward Eric Hamilton, all three-star recruits, according to Rivals.

With Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker likely returning for their senior seasons, the addition of Frankamp will give the Shockers another talented perimeter attack in 2015-2016.

Wichita State gets commitment from three-star 2015 point guard

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Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall, for the second time this month, received a verbal commitment from a guard.

On Sunday, Tyrone Taylor, a Kansas City native, committed to Wichita State, according to Evan Daniels of Scout.com. He joins top-100 shooting guard Landry Shamet, who picked the Shockers on Sept. 3 and three-star power forward Eric Hamilton in Marshall’s current recruiting class. Wichita State is also a finalist for small forward Markis McDuffie

The 6-foot-3 Taylor is at Hargrave Military Academy (Virginia) for a post graduate year. Teammate Trey Grundy announced his college pick an hour earlier on Sunday, pledging to UNC-Wilmington, per Jeff Goodman of ESPN.

According to Rivals, Taylor also had offers from Creighton, Indiana State, Minneosta, Missouri State and Tulsa among others.

Wichita State has two guards, who will add depth to the back court in 2015-2016. Unless either Ron Baker or Fred VanVleet (he’s projected as a 2015 second round pick) declares for the NBA Draft after this season, Shamet and Taylor will have two experienced senior guards to play behind when they arrive on campus.

Wichita State lands commitment from top 100 two-guard

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Gregg Marshall has landed his second commitment in the Class of 2015, as Missouri-native Landry Shamet announced that he will be playing his college ball for the Shockers.

“Officially committed to Wichita State!” Shamet tweeted. “Glad to be part of Shocker Nation!”

Shamet is a 6-foot-4 wing that plays his high school ball at Park Hill HS (Mo.) and ran with the KC Pumas during the AAU season. He’s the No. 87 recruit in the class, according to Rivals, and should be a good fit for the Shockers. He’s an off-guard with a good perimeter stroke and an excellent basketball IQ.

Here is how Rivals recruiting analyst Eric Bossi defines his game: “A good jump shooter with good two guard size, Shamet has an outstanding feel for the game. He can serve as a distributor, can create for himself off of the dribble and is a high IQ player. Is sneaky explosive going to the rim and has a good frame to add weight to.”

Shamet visited Wichita State last week and had scheduled visits with Colorado, Illinois and Kansas State, according to a report. He joins 6-foot-8 power forward Eric Hamilton in Wichita State’s 2015 recruiting class.