At the start of each school year, Wichita State assistant coach Isaac Brown calls Pearl River Community College assistant Chris Oney to quiz him about the roster.
Last year, Oney told Brown about forward Darrlyn Willis. Shockers coaches followed Willis, watched him this summer, and Willis is on his way to Wichita this weekend for a recruiting visit, Oney said.
“He’s the hardest-playing kid I’ve ever been around,” Oney said. “He loves to play basketball.”
Willis (6-foot-8, 210 pounds) is a sophomore from Milwaukee. He averaged 13.8 points and 7.1 rebounds a game, while making 62.6 percent of his shots and 75.5 percent of his foul shots. He earned All-Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College and All-Region 23 honors.
“He loves to step out and shoot mid-range baskets,” Oney said. “Where he really makes his money is when he catches it in the post and attacks the rim.”
Oney said Wills will also visit Marquette and is interested in Oklahoma State, among several other schools recruiting him.
You can watch a highlight clip of Wills from high school here.
On Thursday, WSU landed its first 2016 commitment from Brewster Academy guard C.J. Keyser.