Wichita State added two men’s basketball players to its roster on Monday, the first day of classes.
Louisiana-Lafayette transfer Kadeem Coleby and Goddard Eisenhower’s Zach Bush will be walk-ons and neither is eligible to play this season.
Coleby, a 6-foot-9, 250-pound center, will have one season of eligibility remaining, to be used in 2013-14. He started 30 games as a junior, averaging 9.5 points and 4.9 rebounds. He made 56.1 percent of his shots and 50 percent of his free throws. Coleby, from the Bahamas, led the Sun Belt Conference in shooting percentage and ranked second in blocks at 2.4 a game.
He attended Odessa (Texas) College and Daytona (Fla.) State College before Louisiana-Lafayette. As a freshman at Odessa, he averaged 1.7 points and 2.7 rebounds. At Daytona, he averaged 10.2 points and 8.1 rebounds.
Bush, a 6-foot-6 forward, averaged 22.8 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists at Eisenhower. He signed with Washburn in April and then decided to walk on at Wichita State. Washburn has not given him a release from his letter of intent, meaning Bush could lose of year of eligibility if he does not receive a release. He said he is appealing Washburn’s decision.
According to the national letter of intent rules, Bush can practice with WSU this season, but not play. Athletes who do not attend the school with which they sign must attend another school for a full academic year before competing.
Ragland, Murry headed overseas — Former Shockers Toure Murry and Joe Ragland signed with professional teams recently.
Murry, a 6-4 guard, announced his signing with Trabzonspor in Turkey on his Twitter account. Ragland, a 6-foot guard, will play for Ucam Murcia of Spain.