Sign Freshman, Transfer to LOI’s
The Greyhound’s Men’s Basketball squad signed two incoming players to NJCAA Letters-of-Intent for the upcoming season to complete their roster. Joining the Greyhounds are 6”6 215 lbs. power forward JaQualis Matlock, and 6”5, 185 lbs. guard Sean Miller-Moore.
Matlock is from Hopkinsville, Kentucky and will be transferring to MACC from Motlow State University where he played during the 2015-16 season. He enjoyed a tremendous high school playing career at Hopkinsville High School as he was a four-year starter, and the only player in school history to appear in four Kentucky High School State Tournaments. During Matlock’s four seasons they compiled records of 32-3, 33-5, 31-3 and 27-6. During his senior season he averaged 19 points, 12 rebounds and over 5 blocked shots per game.
He was named First Team All-State his senior season while playing for the Kentucky All Star Team vs. Indiana. JaQualis played his freshman season at Motlow State in Tullahoma, Tennessee where he averaged 8 points and 8 rebounds for a 27-4 squad that was regional runner up. He was also named 2nd Team All-Region and made the All-Region Tournament Team after averaging 15 points and 14 rebounds in three games. Matlock will join former teammate Tre Edwards with MACC and Hopkinsville is also the hometown of former Greyhound great CJ Pepper.
Miller-Moore was a late addition to the Greyhounds and comes in with an impressive resume as a high school player in Canada. He averaged 21 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists per game his senior season at Thornlea Secondary School. According to scouting services he was actively recruited by Southern Utah, Niagra, Vermont, Pittsburg and Central Connecticut. He played AAU with the Canada Elite and was ranked #22 among the best players in Canada for the class of 2017. Miller-Moore is a very athletic performer who will lend versatility to the Greyhounds attack.
“We had a couple of roster spots that came open this summer, and I truly believe we signed two really good players at the end,” said Coach Patrick Smith. “It’s interesting, Matlock was my top recruit three years ago and we didn’t get him but he’s a Greyhound now. He can just dominate a game with his intensity and once had 29 deflections in a high school game. He’s just a warrior on the glass and brings a winner’s mentality. We fell in love with Miller-Moore’s game as we watched him on tape and we won out over a lot of the top junior college programs to secure his services. He’s got a chance to be a really good player in our system and help make our team better.”
Smith said the Greyhound players will be reporting this weekend and starting class Monday. Moberly finished last season with a record of 27-5, and was the Region 16 regular season and MCCAC champions, along with being the Region 16 Tournament runner up and being ranked in the NJCAA Top 20 all season.