Three transfers add to roster
The Moberly Area Comm. College Men’s Basketball Program has announced the signing of three more student-athletes for the 2016-17 school year. Joining the Greyhounds are 6’7”, 225 lb. forward Alphonso Anderson, 6’3” PG Trey Edwards and 6’0” Tyrone Alston. Anderson is from Tacoma, Washington and will be transferring from NCAA Division I University of Montana. He started his prep high school career at Wilson High School in Tacoma where he averaged 13 points per game and helped them to the state semi-finals his sophomore season. He then transferred to Garfield High School his junior season where he was a key member of a State Championship Team scoring 17 points and grabbing 14 rebounds in the state championship game. He averaged 13 points per game and team leading 6.7 rebounds per game his senior season where they reached the State Tournament once again. He redshirted this past season at Montana because of injury and was rated a 3 star recruit with college offers from Boise State, Rice, San Diego, Utah State, Pepperdine and Portland State.
Edwards is from Hopkinsville, Kentucky and graduated from Hopkinsville High School in 2014. During his senior season, Hopkinsville High School went 33-5 and advanced to the Ky . State Tournament Semi-finals as Edwards averaged 16.3 points per game, 4 assists and 3 rebounds per game while being named First Team All State. He signed with and attended NCAA Division I Murray State his freshman year but did not play before transferring to Southwestern Illinois College where he participated in 2015-16. He will have one season of eligibility for the Greyhounds.
Alston is from Caruthersville, Missouri and will be transferring to Moberly from Harris Stowe College. This past season, he was a full time starter at Harris Stowe as he lead them to a 19-14 record, conference tournament championship and berth in the NAIA National Tournament. Alston averaged 8.6 points per game, 3.6 rebounds and 2 assists while hitting 39 three pointers. He lead Caruthersville to the Class 3, District 1 Championship as a senior completing a stellar high school career.
“One thing we’ve really stressed with our recruiting is the emphasis on versatility,” said Coach Patrick Smith, “and these players I feel exemplify that concept. Anderson was very highly recruited out of high school and regaining full health, could be one of the most dominant players at the JC level. He can score in a variety of ways and play multiple positions. Edwards, in my opinion, was the best guard in the State of Kentucky his senior season. We wanted him badly out of high school, just glad to get him now. He’s extremely quick and long, can just really get to the basket. Alston just has winner written all over him, just one of those guys that get it done and his teams just seem to win. Our goal every season is to put together the best basketball team we can for that season and we will continue to pursue that objective until our roster is complete.”