Day: April 24, 2018


White, Matthews and Miller headed Division I

Moberly Area Comm. College Men’s Basketball Players Tyree White, JJ Matthews and Randy Miller, Jr. have signed NCAA Division Letter of Intents and Scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. White, a 6’7” sophomore forward from St. Louis, signed an LOI with Sun Belt Conference member University of Louisiana-Monroe; Matthews, a 6’8” freshman post from Richmond, Va. has signed with Arkansas State University of the Sun Belt Conference and Miller recently committed to North Carolina Central of the MEAC Conference.

White was a two year member of the Greyhounds who averaged 7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game this past season. During his two seasons with MACC they compiled a record of 53-10 with two Region 16 regular season titles and two MCCAC Conference Championships. Known for his highlight dunks, White posted 5 double doubles during his career while shooting 55% from the floor during the 17-18 season.

Matthews was enjoying a successful season until he went down with a knee injury in early January and was unable to play the remainder of the season missing the last 14 games. He averaged 8.7 points per game, 7.8 rebounds and shot 59.4% from the field. He has fully recovered cleared to play right now. Matthews was a transfer from Towson State University and will have three seasons to play at Arkansas State.

Miller, Jr. was a transfer from Mt. St. Mary’s and was a key member of the Greyhounds this past season. The Baltimore, Maryland native averaged 13.4 points per game while hitting 61 three pointers at 42.4% from behind the arc. He was named First Team All Region 16 and First Team All MCCAC for his performance this past season. North Carolina Central has participated in 2 of the last 4 NCAA Tournaments.

“ I cannot say enough about these three players not only in terms of what they did on the court, but also the type of people they are,” said Coach Patrick Smith, “I am so appreciative for their contributions and the fact I had the privilege to coach them every day. I have no doubt that not only will they be succeed at the next level but also find success in life. Tyree, JJ and Randy will be missed.”

The three signees helped lead Moberly to a 26-5 overall record, an undefeated 8-0 record in NJCAA Region 16, an MCCAC Conference Championship and #11 final ranking in the NJCAA National Poll.



The Moberly Area Comm. College Men’s Basketball Team has added four current high school seniors to their 2018-19 roster as they prepare for the upcoming season. Joining the Greyhounds are 6’5” forward Raeqwon Drake from Chicago Orr High School; 6’3” guard Markelo Sullivan from Louisville Fairdale High School; 6’7” forward Leon Perry from Confluence High School in St. Louis; and 6’2” combo guard DeMarcus Sharp from Charleston(Mo.) High School. All four players signed NJCAA Letter of Intents for the 18-19 season.

Drake was a star at Chicago Orr High School as they captured back-to-back Illinois 2A State Championships. He averaged 20 points per game, 8 rebounds and 3.8 blocks per game. He was also MVP of the prestigious Proviso West Holiday Tournament and averaged 22 points, 11 rebounds and 4 steals during their post season run this past season.

Sullivan is one of the top players in the State of Kentucky as evidenced by his 23.7 points per game, 6.1 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists. He has been named to the Ky. High School All Star Team that will play Indiana in their annual series this summer along with being first Team All 6th Region and the leading scorer in the Ky. East-West All Star game. He scored 1094 career points and helped lead his team to a 21-11 record this past season.

Perry is another exceptional athlete who lead Confluence High School to a 22-5 record as he averaged 24.7 points per game, 12.6 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game. He finished his career with 1732 points and 814 career rebounds. He also made the All Tournament teams at Centralia Holiday Tournament, Washington Tournament of Champions and Lindbergh Winter Classic.

Sharpe was a three year starter for Coach Danny Farmer at Charleston (Mo.) High School and helped lead them to a 25-9 record this past season. He averaged 18 points per game, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 rebounds in helping Charleston to a Class 2A State Runner Up finish his senior campaign. Charleston has also produced ex Greyhound starts Kewain Gant and Delfinkco Bogan.

“We like to build every recruiting class with signing top-notch incoming freshmen and feel we have accomplished that with these four additions,” said Coach Patrick Smith, “Drake is just an exceptional athlete who plays with relentless effort and obviously has just been a winner as evidenced by two straight State Championships. Sullivan is a true knock down shooter who brings great length and just all around scoring ability to our program. Perry is a truly tremendous rebounder who also is a very capable shooter and ballhandler, just tremendous potential. Sharp is a true “Stat Stuffer” who has a very good all around game, proven winner and can play either guard spot. All four of these young men bring the attitude and effort we expect and that is evidenced by how they lead their high school teams to very successful season.”