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Shaq Morris returning to Wichita State to play for Aftershocks

Wichita State center Shaquille Morris dunks over South Florida forward Malik Martin during the...
Wichita State center Shaquille Morris dunks over South Florida forward Malik Martin during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Wichita, Kan. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP)(WIBW)
Published: Jun. 15, 2022 at 10:32 AM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Shaquille Morris, who was at the center of the controversy surrounding former Wichita State basketball coach Gregg Marshall before Marshall resigned in 2020, is returning to campus. Morris will play for the Aftershocks, a team of WSU alumni, in The Basketball Tournament this summer, the team announced Wednesday.

Marshall allegedly hit Morris during a practice during a practice in the fall of 2015. On a podcast in November. 2020, Morris’ teammate, Ron Baker, said he witnessed part of the incident between Morris and Marshall, saying, “Marshall just flips a switch,” before the alleged strike.

Before the reports of the incident surfaced in 2020, Morris was known best as a player who improved throughout his career with the Shockers. After averaging 4.7 points as a freshman, Morris, a 6-foot-8 post player, improved to 14 points as a senior, when we was named to the All-American Conference first-team. Morris played in the NCAA Tournament in each of his four seasons.

The Aftershocks will host the opening rounds of The Basketball Tournament from July 22-28 at Koch Arena.

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