(TNS) — Evan Wessel appeared to injure his right foot or ankle late in the first half of Tuesday’s win over Alabama at Koch Arena. He was helped off the court by trainers. He started the second half before coming out for the rest of the game.
WSU coach Gregg Marshall said Wessel was expected to see a doctor on Wednesday. Early Wednesday afternoon, Wessel’s mother wrote “No broken bones!” on her Facebook account with a photo of her son.
The Shockers were to leave Thursday morning for Hawaii, where they begin play in the Diamond Head Classic on Monday against Loyola Marymount. Wessel, a 6-foot-4 forward, has started all nine games for the Shockers.
“There’s not a tougher guy in this arena,” Marshall said after the game. “I thought he might have had something really serious, and it still could be. It obviously didn’t look good, so we’ll see.”
The Shockers will face either Nebraska or Hawaii on Tuesday.
Duke transfer on notice — WSU, Kansas and Kansas State are among the schools that contacted Semi Ojeleye, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN. Goodman also listed Wisconsin, SMU, Oregon, Iowa, Illinois, Creighton, California and Washington, citing an unnamed source.
Ojeleye, a 6-7 forward, is transferring from Duke after playing in six games as a sophomore this season. He averaged 3 points and 2.3 rebounds.
He is from Ottawa. where he won four state titles and was named Parade Magazine National Player of the Year and Gatorade Kansas Player of the Year in 2013.