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RH: "It's a Great Feeling"

An assistant coach called Eli Farrakhan and told him he had 180 seconds to get to the basketball office and see Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall.

"It was just random," Farrakhan said. "It turned out to be good news."

Maybe great news.

Marshall awarded Farrakhan a scholarship for the spring semester, turning the junior guard from a walk-on into an NCAA Division I scholarship student-athlete. On Monday after the team's video session, Marshall and Farrakhan revealed the news to the rest of the Shockers, who mobbed their teammate.

"You've always been very respectful to everyone," Marshall said.