Marshall speaks on Sherfield addition

Feb, 9, 2019; Wichita, Kansas, USA; during the game between Wichita State and Tulane at Koch Arena ©Kelly Ross

WICHITA, Kan. (WSU Release) Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall has added another highly-regarded guard to his 2019 recruiting class with the signing of Sunrise Christian Academy's Grant Sherfield on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-2 combo guard and consensus four-star recruit ranks No. 110 in the Class of 2019, per Rivals.

Sherfield announced his decision via Twitter on Apr. 16, with the message: "Glad to be back where it all started. I'm coming home."

A Wichita native who grew up rooting for the Shockers, Sherfield moved with his family to Forth Worth, Texas as a sixth-grader. Last fall, Sherfield returned to play his senior season at Sunrise Christian Academy in nearby Bel Air, Kan., where he averaged a team-high 15.6 points and helped the Buffalos to their first-ever GEICO Nationals appearance.

"We're happy for Grant to come back to his original home to play his college basketball, Marshall said. "I've been watching him now for a handful of years. He's had excellent coaching at North Crowley by Tommy Brakel and from the staff at Sunrise, led by Luke Barnwell. Grant has always had the ability to score the basketball. He's a dynamic playmaker and a guy we feel will push for immediate playing time."

Sherfield had originally pledged his talents to UCLA but was released in January following a coaching change. He chose the Shockers over finalists Minnesota and Wake Forest.

Sherfield is the fourth member of WSU's 2019 recruiting class, joining fall signees Tyson Etienne (6-1 | G | Englewood, N.J./ Putnam Science Academy), Noah Fernandes (6-0 | G | Mattapoisett, Mass./ Woodstock Academy) and DeAntoni Gordon (6-8 | F | Mobile, Ala./ Leflore Preparatory Academy).

Etienne (No. 121) and Sherfield (No. 110) are the fourth and fifth Rivals 150 players to sign with WSU under Marshall, preceded by Fred VanVleet (No. 138 in 2012), Landry Shamet (No. 88 in 2015) and Markis McDuffie (No. 145 in 2015).

"With the addition of Tyson, Noah and Grant, we feel like we could have one of the top freshmen back-courts in the country next year to add to (sophomores) Erik Stevenson and Jamarius Burton," Marshall said. "We'll be still young in the backcourt but very much a talented group that knows how to work and is committed to winning."