LOS ANGELES, Calif. — All Malcolm Armstead wanted to do was win. That's all he cared about when he was playing with Oregon and at Chipola Junior College in Florida.
That's why he called Gregg Marshall and asked him about coming to Wichita.
"He didn't have a scholarship for me and I said that's fine," Armstead said. "He doesn't need to have a scholarship for me, I'll come in and show what I can do and I'm all about the program and I want to win. I want to chase my dreams."
The Shockers have built their program on transfers, second chance players and walk ons. Armstead is all of those. He transferred in from Oregon last year and played with the team in practice and sat on the bench during games, all building for this year and this run in the NCAA Tournament.
The Florence, Ala. native is leading the Shockers from the point, averaging 16 points a game and has them squarely in the Elite 8. They will play Ohio State, Saturday at 6 p.m. CST for a chance to go to the Final Four.