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.