Wichita State definitely enjoys the full
attention of point guard Clevin Hannah, a
recruit from Chipola College.
A freak April
snowstorm did not turn off WSU coach Gregg
Marshall on his recruiting visit last spring. It
might take a stronger weather-related omen to
spoil Hannah's plans for WSU.
"Right now, it's the only school I'm serious
about," Hannah said. "I'm ready to get out there
and check it out."
Hannah will visit WSU on Friday. He wants to
make a decision in November (the signing period
begins on Nov. 14). Chipola coach Greg Heiar
said if Hannah signs in November, it would be
Schools such as Lamar are after him now, and
Hannah wants no part of Lamar. Schools such as
Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois are perhaps
interested, or interested in taking a better
look. They are, it appears, backup plans for the
spring signing period for Hannah (5-foot-11, 160
"WSU is really the only school he is
considering," Heiar said.
Hannah is long-distance comfortable with WSU
for several reasons.
Heiar played for and coached under WSU
assistant Chris Jans. "He's my mentor," Heiar
Jans, a former head coach at Chipola, is also
in tight with Hannah.
"Me and Coach Jans have been talking over the
summer," Hannah said. "He's a real cool dude.
He's my guy."
Hannah played last season at Paris (Texas)
Junior College with current Shocker Ramon
"Ramon is real cool," Hannah said. "He's been
telling me all about it."
Heiar likes the match because of Jans,
Marshall and what he calls WSU's "high major"
attributes such as attendance and travel on
"Wichita State is the perfect school for
him," Heiar said.
Hannah earned honorable mention all-region
honors at Paris last season, when he averaged
10.8 points and shot 39 percent from three-point
range. Hannah transferred to Chipola, he said,
in search of a better school and basketball
program. He averaged 19 points and nine assists
for Holly Springs (Miss.) as a high school
"He's a dead-eye shooter," Heiar said. "He
can really, really shoot the ball."
Hannah also owns the leadership skills of a
good point guard. Heiar expects his defense to
improve, as Hannah gets stronger and adds
"He's very charming and he's very honest,"
Heiar said. "He knows how to handle people and
he knows how to talk to each guy. That's what
makes him so valuable."