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Recruiting Update as of July 21st, 2011:

Murray State

G Stacy Wilson (6’3″, no weight listed, JUCO transfer from Coffeyville Community College)
G Zay Jackson (6’0″, 165, **)
G Jaylen Bland (6’1″, 165, **)
F Harley Nussman (6’9″, 210)
F Tyler Rambo (6’5″, 215, **)

The defending conference champs continue to bring in good recruiting classes, and this one is no different. Jackson is a slashing guard with a reported 43 inch vertical leap, but isn’t the strongest with only a 165 pound frame. Bland is more of a shooting-type guard, and a strong transition player. Rambo is a speedy, left handed small forward with good range. Harley is a player that’s considered to have a lot of upside, but needs to bulk up to compete at a collegiate level. Wilson was a versatile guard at Coffeyville C.C., and a great long-range shooter.

Morehead State

G Corey Heyward (6’0″, 200)
G Shaq Morris (6’0″, 190)
G Angelo Warner (6’3″, 195, ***)
F Orlando Coleman (6’4″, 180)
F Jeff Drew (6’8″ 200, *)
F Will Bailey (6’3″, 170, **)
C Khalil Owens (6’7″, 250, JR Transfer From Northwest Florida State College)
G Devon Atkinson (6’2″, JUCO Transfer From Pitt Community College)
G Marsell Holden (5’11”,  JUCO Transfer From San Jacinto College)
F Milton Chavis  (6’5″, JUCO Transfer From Kilgore College)

Morehead State has the biggest recruiting classes in the OVC, with 7 signees who joined during the November signing period, and 3 JUCO Transfers. But bigger isn’t necessarily better, and there’s a huge hole to replace with Kenneth Faried graduating. Warner may be the best of the bunch, a 3 star recruit according to Rivals.com. Despite his size, Bailey is a good threat under the basket and a strong defender thanks in part to his football background. Drew has surprising range for a big man, and solid on the offensive glass. Coleman is a scorer who won the “Rumble On the Ridge” Slam Dunk Contest last season. Morris is a strong point guard who probably won’t get much playing time his freshman year behind Profitt and Harper. Owens provides another strong post presence for the Eagles, after averaging over 11 rebounds a contest for Northwest Florida State College. Atkinson played D-I ball at Missouri State before transferring to Pitt Community College.

Southeast Missouri State

G Corey Wilford (6’1″, 185, JUCO transfer from Connors State College)
F Nino Johnson (6’8″, 225, ***)
G Telvin Wilkerson (6’3″, 190, **)

SEMO put on a show during the November recruiting period, adding two great prospects from Memphis. Johnson is a standout post player, with increasing range. Wilkerson is an all-around 2-guard, with great shooting and slashing, and isn’t afraid of contact. His ball-handling leaves something to be desired though. Wilford’s greatest strength is his 3-point shooting, hitting 45% last season at Connors State College.

Part 3: SIUE, TSU, TTU, UTM
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Predicting the OVC race…in mid-December

2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVCOverall

EAST

Belmont8-014-4
Morehead State6-310-12
Tennessee Tech5-39-14
Jacksonville State5-413-11
Tennessee State4-413-8
Eastern Kentucky2-69-14

WEST

UT Martin5-315-8
Murray State5-311-11
SEMO5-310-13
Austin Peay3-57-15
Eastern Illinois1-79-12
SIUE0-85-17
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