Wichita State Basketball Player Helps Pick Up Trash Left in Arena After Win

By Darby Jones November 24, 2021
After helping his team secure a win, college basketball player Dexter Dennis helped clean the arena — and no one asked him to.

After the Wichita State University men’s basketball team defeated Tarleton State, star player Dexter Dennis was caught on video staying after the game to help staff at Koch Arena clean.

Dennis helped lead the Shockers to the victory that secured their spot in an upcoming tournament in Las Vegas. Instead of revelling in the victory, the soft-spoken junior from Louisiana helped pick up trash in the stands – no one asked him to do it. 

Taylor Eldridge, a reporter for The Wichita Eagle newspaper, shared the video on Twitter. “Dexter is a different kind of dude,” he said in the now-viral tweet.

“Wasn’t in trouble or anything. Didn’t have to. He just wanted to help out the cleaning crew,” Eldridge wrote in another tweet. 

Cleanup sometimes takes up to three hours after the games, according to Wichita State University Facilities Director David Gomes.

“We have several folks who have been here for decades and I know for some of them, that’s probably the first time they’ve seen something like that happen,” said Gomez. “And I just, from our custodial staff, out to him, we just want to say thank you for leading and showing us that there are still folks out there who recognize the hard work that’s done around here.”

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