Cleanthony Early, 6’8, Junior, Forward, Wichita State Shockers
The No. 9 seed Wichita State Shockers are in the Final Four after an incredible tournament run led by Junior Cleanthony Early. Early is averaging 13.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, shooting 45% from the field and 78% at the free-throw line in 38 games. The Shockers have a 30-8 overall record and finished the Missouri Valley Conference with a 12-6 mark. Early has scored in double-figures in 30 games, produced three double-doubles with the Shockers going 2-1 and recorded six 20-point games with the Shockers going 6-0. The Shockers are the first team from the Missouri Valley Conference to reach the Final Four since Indiana State reached the title game back in 1979 and were led by a guy named Larry Bird.