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Eli Farrakhan was told he might not touch the floor at a Division-I program. Now, he’s on scholarship at Wichita State

“When I first got here, I was like, ‘Man, I’ve got to do this again?”

Wichita State junior Eli Farrakhan takes a shot during their game against the University of Oklahoma at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City on Dec. 8, 2018.

Eli Farrakhan didn’t have options for where he’d play college basketball.

At 5-foot-11 and a slender 165 pounds, the Division-I hopeful didn’t attract much buzz. His stats over a quick two years at a Florida community college weren’t commanding a slew of Division-I offers. But Farrakhan isn’t one to settle.