The AfterShocks will have a target on their back once again as they are the 1-seed in the Wichita Regional.

This AfterShocks team representing Wichita State alumni has improved, making it to the Elite 8 in 2021, and was just a 3-pointer away from playing in the championship game in 2022. The team looks a little different this year but has added some big men to help. Unfortunately, this team will be without Zach Brown, who helped his team win the Hungarian Cup and tore his ACL. Rashard Kelly will also be absent from this year’s team as he is taking personal time with his family. The AfterShocks are one of the more successful teams in the TBT, going 8-3 all-time.

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Current Roster:

  • Marcus Lee (Kentucky/California)
  • Tyrus McGee (Iowa State)
  • Caleb Walker (Nebraska)
  • Jordan Parks (NC Central)
  • Trey Wade (UTEP/Wichita State/Arkansas)
  • Alterique Gilbert (UConn/Wichita State)
  • Asbjorn Midtgaard (Wichita State/Grand Canyon)
  • Conner Frankamp (Wichita State)
  • Darral Willis (Wichita State)
  • Samaje Haynes-Jones (Wichita State)
  • Clevin Hannah (Wichita State)
  • Markis McDuffie (Wichita State)

Coaching Staff:

  • Zach Bush (Head Coach)
  • Garrett Stutz (GM, Assistant Coach)
  • Clevin Hannah (Assistant Coach)
  • JR Simon (Assistant Coach)


  • Wichita, Kansas

Team MVP: Conner Frankamp

While he is not always the highest scorer or assists leader, Conner Frankamp was a significant boost in every game last year. Frankamp had a solid plus-minus when he was in, with his only negative game coming against Bleed Green. Conner has been a leader for this team, and his role is unlikely to change.

Frankamp continues to do the work it takes to win, whether it is him cutting into the lane for a layup, forcing players to crash on him so he can pass it to an open player, having him set up the play, or being a strong perimeter guard. Not only is Frankamp the MVP of this Aftershocks team, but he could very well end up being the MVP of this tournament.

Make-or-break Player: Trey Wade

With the loss of Kelly and Brown, Trey Wade has some big shoes to fill. Thankfully, this was a role that he stepped into and excelled in when he was at Wichita State. This is Wade’s first year in the tournament, and he will need to get the experience fast. He is a utility player that creates second-chance opportunities and is a strong shooter. Trey Wade’s ability to play to grab rebounds and take smart shots could elevate this team.

Team Outlook

The AfterShocks gained the 1-seed in the Wichita Regional and have home court advantage. This team hopes to repeat as the regional champions but has one of the most challenging regions. The Basketball Tournament set up this regional to have teams of former K-State players (Purple & Black) and Kansas players (Mass Street). With Alterique Gilbert (6-0), Conner Frankamp (6-1), Samajae Haynes-Jones (6-1), and Tyrus McGee (6-2ft), the AfterShocks will have some impressive guard play and shot creators.

A couple of new names join the AfterShocks that did not play for Wichita State in Marcus Lee (6-11), Jordan Parks (6-7), and Caleb Walker (6-5). This is still the Wichita State alum team though with some familiar names and faces joining in Asbjorn Midtgaard and Trey Wade. The changes these players made since leaving Wichita will be exciting for fans. The AfterShocks are hoping to bring the TBT trophy to Charles Koch Arena, and feel like this is the year they will do so.

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