Wichita State transfer Dexter Dennis took an official visit to Indiana a few weeks ago, and went straight to Clemson from there.
Since then his list of potential landing spots for his final season of college basketball has only seemingly grown.
The 6-foot-5 Dennis announced a final-six on Wednesday that included Indiana and Clemson, along with Kansas State, Vanderbilt, Texas A&M and Georgia Tech. A return to Wichita State appears to be off the table.
Dennis started in 27 of Wichita State’s 28 games and finished second on the team in minutes per game with 31.1. He averaged 8.4 points and five rebounds per game on 35.3% shooting from the field. For his career, Dennis is sixth in 3-pointers made (176) all-time at Wichita State, although his make rate has dropped each year from 40 percent as a freshman to 29.7 percent in 2021-22.
He was the AAC defensive player of the year in 2021-22.
Dennis appears to be the last player IU is considering as a roster addition for the 2022-23 season. The Hoosiers are also awaiting a final stay-or-go decision from Trayce Jackson-Davis as he evaluates his viability in the 2022 NBA Draft.
If Indiana were to keep Jackson-Davis and land Dennis, they would be over the scholarship limit by one player.
Since Dennis visited Indiana, some players in the transfer portal have received substantial NIL deals. While it isn’t clear if that has impacted Dennis’ process, it has caused players across the country to rethink their options.
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