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Robert Elam, D-1 commitment inks with East Mississippi!!
The Lions got a huge signee this past week with the addition of 6'7 F Robert Elam from Nashville Christian Academy. Elam, who had committed early to Austin Peay, a Division 1 school in Clarksville, TN, opted instead to go the junior college route and increase his stock. Elam is an athletic, versatile 6'7 F who can play on the wing as well as going inside.
"We are very fortunate to have signed a player of Robert's caliber, and are excited about his potential in this league. Robert is very long, skilled, and athletic, and has the work ethic and drive to be a very special player." -Head Coach Mark White
Elam, originally from Batesburg, SC, excelled at the powerhouse Prep School in Nashville, Tn under the tutelage of coach Carl Reed, averaging 16.7 ppg and 12.3 rpg, to go along with 3 blocked shots per game playing a loaded schedule that included a close loss to national power Oak Hill Academy.
Johnathon Harris, 6'3 guard signs with Lions!!
Starkville High School star guard Johnathon Harris signed this past April with the East Mississippi Lions, turning down a host of other top Junior Colleges all over the south. Harris, who led Starkville High to back to back Mississippi State Final 4 appearances, will be asked upon to produce early for the Lions next year. Playing for coach Greg Carter at Starkville High, Johnathon averaged 10.3 ppg on a balanced Yellowjacket attack, to go along with 7.4 rebounds per game, and was the team's top defender.
"We are very fortunate to have a young man like Johnathon coming into the program. He is an outstanding talent, but also a very hard working and humble individual. Johnathon is the next in a long line of outstanding talent coming out of Starkville High" -Head Coach Mark White
Johnathon was ranked as the #2 ranked player in the Class of 2008 area rankings, according to www.centercourtbasketball.com after his outstanding play last summer during a number of high profile showcases.
Jeremy Blair, one of State's top scorers inks with East Miss!!
The East Mississippi Men's Basketball team got some great news with the signing of one of Mississippi's top scorers in 6'0 East Oktibbeha HS PG Jeremy Blair. Blair was outstanding this past year as he tried to lead a young East Oktibbeha team in their quest to repeat as State Champs. Blair averaged 24.6 ppg along the way, and scored at will from all over the court, using his sweet shooting stroke and excellent quickness.
"Jeremy is going to be a great asset to the East Mississippi basketball family, and we could not be more excited to bring in a kid with his ability to score the ball. Jeremy is a fantastic kid, and we see a bright future for him at East Mississippi CC" -Head Coach Mark White
Charles Houston, former Columbus High star signs for second stint with Lions!!
The Lions got a huge boost with the news that former Columbus High School star Charles Houston, who played as a freshman for East Miss a few years back, decided to make a comeback and sign with the 2008-09 East Mississippi hoops program. Houston was an honorable mention All State performer at Columbus, and put up astounding numbers at 23.4 ppg and 12.1 rebounds per game.
"We are very excited about having CJ (Charles) as a part of the East Miss family. He is an outstanding talent, and has been working very hard to prepare himself for this upcoming season. CJ could be one of the better frontcourt players in this league next year." -Head Coach Mark White
Rodricko Ware, former Starkville star ready to suit up for Lions!!
The most recent signee to the East Mississippi hoops program is former Starkville High star G Rodrikco Ware. Ware, originally part of the Class of 2005, has yet to play in his first collegiate game, and comes to the Lions hungry to make an immediate impact. Ware was one of the top players in the State during his time at Starkville and a highly sought after recruit. Ware will bring high energy play and a great scoring ability with him to Scooba.
"We are all very excited about the possibilities that Koko (Rodrikco) brings to the table. He is a fierce competitor, and hungry to be an outstanding college basketball player. Koko is quick, athletic, and a true scorer." -Head Coach Mark White
Ware averaged 21 ppg and 6.3 rebounds per game during his senior year at Starkville, and was a teammate of graduating Lions stars Jarvis Hill and Keith James during his time there.
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