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Tennessee State’s active signing season continues to roll on today, as the Tigers have added 6’7″ forward Ugo Celestine, according to Rivals.com writer Dan McDonald. Celestine will be a true freshman for the Tigers in the fall, after playing his prep ball at Greenforest Christian Academy.
There’s been a trend this year in college football: second-string quarterbacks transferring schools to get a chance to start. That trend is continuing.
According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, former Gophers quarterback Max Shortell has decided to transfer to Jacksonville State. According to the paper, Shortell tweeted his intentions on Thursday.
Morehead State is getting bigger. Today, the Eagles have added 6’10″ post player, DeAndre Leatherwood. The forward is a JUCO transfer from Prince George’s Community College (Md.), and has two seasons of eligibility remaining.
We knew Murray State’s Isaiah Cannan would get a combine invite, but he won’t be the only OVC player attending. According to CBS’ Jeff Goodman, TSU standout Robert Covington has gotten a late invite to the event as well.
It truly is a late invite, as the combine is scheduled to begin on Wednesday.
Tennessee State has added their third player this spring, Jaylen Reid. Reed, the son of former Charlotte Hornet J.R. Reed, signed his letter of intent Monday, according to Herald Online.
The 6’7″ forward was highly coveted in the OVC, with SEMO and Austin Peay offing scholarships, as well as former Tennessee State head coach John Cooper at Miami (OH).
Jacksonville State has made their first signing of the spring period, picking up JUCO forward DJ Felder. The 6’7″ forward from East Georgia State College made his official visit to the school this past weekend, after already signing with the Gamecocks.
The 2013-14 college basketball season will get underway two weeks earlier this year. At least, practices will. The NCAA has approved a new rule to allow teams to practice 42 days before their first scheduled game.
Assuming teams play on the first Friday of the college basketball season, that means the first practice, often a fan event, will also be held on a Friday. The first practice can be held any time, as a rule restricting the first practice until at least 5:00 p.m. has been revoked.
Tennessee State has added a pair of JUCO transfers to start the spring signing period, F Kennedy Eubanks and G Jaleel Queary.
Eubanks, a 6’6″ forward, joins TSU from Jacksonville College, where he averaged 11 points a game last season, and pulled …
Tennessee Tech has announced their first pickup of the spring, Prime Prep Academy guard Shirmane Thomas.
Rated as a three-star prospect by ESPN, Thomas was well regarded because of his tenacity on the court and ability to defend. The 6-2, 175-pound guard from Dallas, Texas chose Tech over other offers from Wichita State, Creighton, Nebraska, North Texas, Nevada, Santa Clara, and Tulsa.
Eastern Illinois has had a busy spring, adding their fourth player to the fold. The Panthers have now signed JUCO guard Donald Moore.
The 6’1″ Moore played his freshman season at Blinn Junior College in Texas, averaging 10.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.9 steals per game for a team that advanced to the first round of the regional tournament.