Earlier in the season, I introduced 2018 Believe Sports Academy (TN) post-grad wing Dexter Dennis on Whistle 2 Whistle as one of the most talented players I’ve seen on the post-grad circuit this year.
After playing his senior season at Baker (LA) High School, Dennis reclassified to the 2018 class as he committed to playing a post-gad year at Believe Sports Academy. Already holding multiple Division 1 offers upon his arrival at Believe, Dennis was primed to blossom into a highly-touted prospect with another year to develop his game.
Taking full advantage of that opportunity, Dennis helped lead his team to a title run in The Grind Session’s Post-Grad World Championship. His performance there and throughout the season earned him more than twenty Divison 1 scholarships, before ultimately cutting his list to four schools: Wichita State, Ole Miss, Georgia Tech, and Kansas State.
Yesterday, Dennis made it official that he would be joining the Wichita State Shockers for the 2018-19 season after a signing ceremony at the Believe Sports Academy gymnasium.
A day after committing to the Shockers, he told Whistle 2 Whistle, “Honestly, to me, Greg Marshall is one of the best coaches in the world. He’s very intense, tough, and competitive. That’s my type of coach, and the basketball culture at Wichita drew me there even more. Greg presented me with a great opportunity; he didn’t promise me anything. He basically told me the opportunity is there if I perform.”
For Shocker fans they can expect their success over recent years to continue with the addition of Dennis, who is a high-flying wing with the ability to score points in a hurry. He can score from all three levels, but is most effective when driving to the basket and using his strength to finish through contact or draw fouls. Along with his great scoring ability, Dennis rebounds at a high-level for his position, using his 6’5″ frame and athleticism to grab boards on the defensive end.
Dennis joins an already deep 2018 recruiting class for Wichita State and is their sixth signee with one other player committed, according to 247sports.com. That class is topped by Montverde Academy (FL) big man Morris Udeze, who is currently ranked 10th in the country at his position and 154th over all. With a loaded incoming class, Dexter Dennis will fight to earn his spot, but already showing patience with the development of his game, look for him to rise to the occasion and become a future star with the Shockers.