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.”