Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team yet to receive commitments for Wednesday's signing day
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Wednesday is the first day of the spring signing period
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball coach Dickey Nutt isn't sure if the Redhawks will have any signings to announce Wednesday as the NCAA's spring signing period begins.
Nutt said he hopes to land players Wednesday but Southeast reportedly has not received any commitments.
"We feel like recruiting is going well and hopefully we'll have something [Wednesday]," Nutt said.
Southeast apparently is in the running for several junior college sophomores who visited the campus in recent weeks and were reportedly offered scholarships, although the Redhawks likely wouldn't be able to sign all of them.
That group is headed by 6-foot-1 shooting guard Corey Wilford from Connors State College in Oklahoma.
Wilford, the Region II player of the year and a second-team NJCAA All-American, averaged 16.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game this year. He shot 46 percent from 3-point range and 83 percent from the free-throw line.
Also visiting recently were D'Mitri Riggs, a 6-2 combo guard from Wabash Valley (Illinois) Community College, and 6-6 wing Dijon Farr and 6-6 forward Jerome Jones, both from Indian Hills (Iowa) Community College.
Riggs, who played as a freshman at Highland (Ill.) Community College for ex-Southeast assistant Ronnie Dean, averaged 13.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists this season. He shot 48 percent from 3-point range and 84 percent from the line.
Farr earned all-region first-team honors this year after averaging 9.6 points and 5.4 rebounds. He led the Warriors with 50 steals and 29 blocks.
Jones, a St. Louis native who played as a freshman at Missouri State, was a second-team all-region selection. He led the Warriors in scoring and rebounding with averages of 13.3 points and 6.2 boards.
Southeast landed two touted high school seniors, 6-8 power forward Nino Johnson and 6-3 shooting guard Telvin Wilkerson, from Memphis, Tenn., during the early signing period in November.