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Morris Udeze commits to Wichita State over Butler

The three-star center will play for the Shockers. The ‘Dawgs, meanwhile, continue to be on the hunt.

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The Butler Bulldogs’ chase for their first 2018 commit must continue on.

Morris Udeze, a three-star center from Montverde Academy (FL), committed to the Wichita State Shockers on Wednesday. The Bulldogs had been in pursuit of Udeze all the way until the end. Udeze, though, decided to head for Wichita to play for Gregg Marshall and the Shockers in the American Athletic Conference.

Udeze ranks in the Top 300 nationally in the class of 2018 at 256th overall. He also ranks 20th among all centers in his class and 24th among all Florida recruits. As mentioned, he plays at the famed Montverde Academy and originally played in Texas prior to transferring from Fort Bend Travis.

On the UAA circuit, Udeze plays for the Houston Defenders. Just like Miller Kopp, who Butler also could not get to commit. Kopp committed to the Northwestern Wildcats earlier this month.

It’s still relatively early in the cycle, so Butler fans probably shouldn’t sweat about not getting 2018 commits quite yet. Still, this was tough to swallow given that BU had been the favorite for quite some time. Nevertheless, best of luck to Udeze at Wichita State. Now, the attention pivots away toward landing the first 2018 commit.