Teddy Allen shows Shockers what they are missing

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) -- Teddy Allen made sure the Shocker faithful saw him play at Koch arena one time this season, and made sure they would remember him.

Allen finished the Black and Yellow scrimmage 4-8 from the field for a team-high 12 points, and grabbed a game-high seven rebounds.

Head Coach Gregg Marshall said he will be a huge addition whenever he steps foot on the court.

"He cuts hard to the basket, comes off a screen, puts his head down, he really wants to put the ball in the basket, and this team could use that," he said.

Allen, who transferred from West Virginia this season, will have to redshirt one season before joining the roster.

However, the school appealed to the NCAA this summer to allow him to play immediately via a hardship waiver.

Allen lost his mother to cancer the spring before he played at West Virginia. He had a tough time during his lone season on Bob Huggins' squad. Wichita State argued that his support system in Omaha, Nebraska is a lot closer to Wichita than Morgantown, West Virginia, thus he should be in better hands.

As of the Black and Yellow scrimmage, there has been no update to his waiver.

Senior forward Markis McDuffie said the team is praying for his waiver to be approved.

"I'm praying he can play. I've seen a couple of guys on the internet getting cleared, so if he doesn't get cleared, I don't think that's fair," he said. "Hopefully he does. He can help us a lot. He can score the ball very well."

Elsewhere, freshman forward Chance Moore scored a game-high 13 points, 11 of which came in the second period. He was 5-of-7 overall from the field, including 3-of-5 from deep. Senior point guard Samajae Haynes-Jones finished with eight points and three assists for Yellow. Udeze went scoreless but cleared a team-high five rebounds.

The Shockers’ next public action comes Tuesday, Oct. 30 in an exhibition game against NCAA Division II Catawba.