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.
“DeAndre has only played three years of organized basketball, but his potential is off the charts,” Head Coach Sean Woods said. “He is extremely athletic, long and runs the floor well. DeAndre could be a difference maker for us with his ability to score, rebound, defend and block shots.”
Leatherwood, who was reportedly 5-foot-8 as a freshman at Northwest High School (Md.), didn’t play competitive basketball until his senior year. He started high school as a football player, but made the transition to hoops after growing 14 inches in just five years.
Leatherwood averaged 2.9 points and 3.3 rebounds as a freshman at Prince George’s in 2011-12 before averaging 7.5 points and 8.2 rebounds as a sophomore. He was invited to the prestigious Mullen’s Juco Top 100 Camp during the summer of 2012.
A native of Germantown, Md., Leatherwood posted nine double-figure scoring performances and 15 double-figure rebounding efforts for the Owls in 2012-13. Prince George’s, an NJCAA member, competes in the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference.
“Not too many people know about DeAndre because of his unique story, but I’m glad we found him,” Woods said. “We’re excited about adding DeAndre to the group of signees that we’ve already announced. The goal is an Ohio Valley Conference championship, and he can help us get there.”
Leatherwood was also being recruited by Penn State and Temple.
A highlight video from PGCC is posted above.