Point guard Marcus Fillyaw has signed with Kentucky Wesleyan after one season at Southern Illinois.
Fillyaw, a former two-time all-city selection at Topeka High, will have two years of eligibility remaining and will be able to play this season with Kentucky Wesleyan being a Division II school.
“I chose Kentucky Wesleyan because the coaches really showed me that they wanted me there and when I went on my visit, it had a tight-knit family feel that I really liked,” Fillyaw said. “The basketball program has a great tradition and I think the team, along with myself, has a great chance to be successful there next year.”
Fillyaw averaged 3.5 points, 2.3 assists, and 1.9 rebounds in 20 games, making 16 starts at Southern Illinois.
He was the team’s starting point guard for the first 16 games before breaking his hand on Jan. 8, which caused him to miss 10 games. He was relegated to a reserve role when he returned.
After the season Fillyaw was granted his release and considered staying at a Division I school before signing with Kentucky Wesleyan, which has won eight NCAA Division II championships.
The Panthers went 20-8 last season missing the tournament for the first time in six years. The team played in the title game for six consecutive seasons (1998-2003).