WICHITA, Kan. — The Wichita State men’s basketball team has already scored a big win for next season.
Guard Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet announced Monday they will return for their senior seasons for the Shockers. The announcements come weeks after coach Gregg Marshall turned down a chance to leave Wichita to coach at Alabama.
Baker and VanVleet both applied to be evaluated for their NBA draft potential. They issued separate statements Monday saying they wanted to return to try and lead the Shockers to an even better season than this year, when the Shockers finished 30-5 and defeated Indiana and Kansas in the NCAA Tournament before losing to Notre Dame 81-70 in the Sweet 16.
Baker led Wichita in scoring, averaging 14.7 points per game, with VanVleet second at 13.6 points per game.