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Ray Knight, State Champion PG from New Hope inks with East Miss!!
The East Miss Lions continued their trend of signing winners, with the recent addition of PG/2G Ray Knight of 4A State Champions New Hope High School, in Columbus. Knight is a true winner and 3 year starter, and turned down numerous top out of state Junior Colleges to play close to home with the up and coming Lions program. Very good with the ball, Knight is a true PG, but also has the size and scoring ability to play the shooting guard position.
"Ray is an outstanding addition to East Mississippi, and will bring with him great toughness, competitiveness, and a high basketball IQ." -Head Coach Mark White
Ray averaged 12.3 ppg and 7.1 assists per game for New Hope this past year, and was ranked among the Top 30 players in the State, according to a number of recruiting sites.
Anthony Foster, Lions sign one of Jackson's top PG's!!
The East Mississippi staff searched the state looking for a tough, hard nosed point guard, and came away with signing Jackson Wingfield 5'7 PG Anthony Foster. Foster is a physical PG that can get in the lane at will, as well as knock down the outside shot, and comes from a high school program with great tradition in Jackson Wingfield. Foster was instrumental in leading Wingfield to a State Tournament birth this year.
"Anthony is as tough as they come. And he is a winner. Anthony has that never-back-down attitude on the court, and will be a huge asset to the East Mississippi program." -Head Coach Mark White
Anthony averaged 10.2 ppg and 8.1 assists per game, which ranked near the top of the State in that category. Anthony is also one of the top defensive PG's in the State.
Larry Foster, star Alabama guard ready to suit up for Lions!!
Former Mr. Basketball winner in Alabama, 6'3 G Larry Foster signs with the East Mississippi Lions, and is ready to suit up for the 2008-'09 season. Foster, the former Sumter Co HS star, won a State Championship to go along with the Mr. Basketball award his senior season. In addition, Foster was first team All State, and an honorable mention All American. Foster played one season at Wallace State CC in Alabama, and will have one season to play in a Lions uniform.
"Words cannot express how excited we are to have Larry as a part of the East Miss family. Larry is a hard working, talented kid who we will look to be a team leader." -Head Coach Mark White
Foster averaged 22.5 ppg and 11.4 rpg his senior year in high school.
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