Men's Basketball Commitments

2017-2018 Season

 

Kris Williams

Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Previous School: SWIC
Position Played: F
Height: 6'9

Accomplishments: In high school was an all-district performer as well as defensive player of the year.  This past year at SWIC, averaged three points, three rebounds, one block, and one steal per game

Coaches' Comments: In the system we play, we need forwards who are long, athletic, and can really get up and down the floor well.  Kris is a great fit in all three of those categories and has the potential to be a very good player in our league.  Kris comes to us from SWIC, one of the better D1 junior college basketball programs in the state.  Kris is the final piece to our 2017 recruiting class and we expect big things out of him the next two years. 

Eric Williams

Hometown: Memphis, TN
Previous School: Carl Sandburg
Position Played: G/F
Height: 6'5

Accomplishments: As a Sophomore at Carl Sandburg, averaged 8 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 steal per game.  Attended Ridgeway High School and was selected as 4-time defensive player of the year, most improved player, and averaged 12 points and 5 rebounds during his senior year.  

Coaches' Comments: Eric is strong, physical player who has already proven his ability to contribute at the college level.  He excels in an uptempo game, and will have the ability to help us at several different positions on the floor.  Defensively, Eric has great anticipation and is also a skilled shot blocker.  We are very excited to see what Eric can do in our program the next two years! 

Anthony Zataray

Hometown: Coalinga, CA
Previous School: West Hills Coalinga
Position Played: G
Height: 5'11

Accomplishments: At Coalinga High School: Leading scorer, Team MVP, First Team All-Conference, Central California Honorable Mention. First team in school history to make it to the sectional championships twice.  At West Hills: Averaged 10 points per game as a Freshman and helped team to a state playoff berth.  Averaged 8 points per game as a Sophomore. 

Coaches' Comments: Anthony is a great competitor that plays with a high basketball IQ.  He will help bring toughness and leadership to a young team this coming season.  We are very pleased to have Anthony at Greenville! 

Vari Bonney

Hometown: Oak Park, CA
Previous School: Redwoods
Position Played: F
Height: 6'6

Accomplishments: Averaged 14 points and 8 rebounds per game as a Sophomore at Redwoods.  Shot 55% from the floor on the season. 

Coaches' Comments: Vari has the size, skill, and physicality to be an impact player in our league.  He is an excellent rebounder with great touch and footwork around the basket.  Vari will be a great addition to our frontcourt this coming season.   

Collin Hill

Hometown: San Jose, CA
Previous School: Leigh High School
Position Played: G
Height: 6'2

Accomplishments: MVP of Blossom Valley Athletic League, First Team All-League selection, Leading scorer on the Leigh championship team (14-0), Team MVP

Coaches' Comments: We are excited to add a talented player like Collin to help round out a strong recruiting class.  Collin is a long and athletic guard who is coming off a great high school career.  Collin has his best basketball ahead of him and we are excited for that to be at Greenville! 

Sonti Grady

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Previous School: West LA
Position Played: G/F
Height: 6'3

Accomplishments: Averaged 11 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists per game. Led the Western State Conference in three point shooting percentage at 44.  West LA Tournament MVP.

Coaches' Comments: Sonti joins teammate Isiah as our second West LA commit in this recruiting class.  Sonti has the ability to step in and be an impact player for us with his three point shooting.  This past season at West LA, Sonti was one of the top three point shooters in the state, finishing the year shooting 44% from three on over 100 attempts.  We look forward to watching Sonti thrive in our system at Greenville!

Rakim Murphy

Hometown: Fresno, CA
Previous School: Reedley
Position Played: G
Height: 6'2

Accomplishments:  Averaged 16 points, 4 assists, and 3 rebounds per game as a Sophomore at Reedley.  Two-time all-conference high school performer, two-time high school team MVP.  As a freshman at Reedley was selected to the all-freshmen team, all-conference team, all-defensive team, and team player of the year.  As a Sophomore, was all-conference, and team player of the year.

Coaches' Comments: Rakim is a big time scorer with the potential to be a very good SLIAC player.  As a two year starter at Reedley, Rakim averaged 16 points per game both his freshman and sophomore years, scoring close to 900 total points in his two years.  He is a balanced scorer who is equally talented shooting threes and going to the rim.  We look forward to big things out of Rakim at Greenville this coming season. 

Adam Warren

Hometown: Stockton, CA
Previous School: Mesabi Range
Position Played: G/F
Height: 6'4

Accomplishments:  Averaged 12 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 steals per game as a Sophomore at Mesabi Range. 

Coaches' Comments: Adam's size and ability to shoot the three will be a great asset to our program next year.  This past season at Mesabi Range, Adam shot nearly 40% from the three point line while also being one of the team's leading rebounders.  Adam has great versatility on both ends of the floor will be a great addition to our team next year. 

Isiah Price

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Previous School: West LA
Position Played: G
Height: 6'0

Accomplishments: Averaged 8 points, 3 assists, and 3 rebounds per game as a Sophomore at West LA.  Shot 79% from the free throw line, had a 1.8 assist to turnover ratio, and had at least one steal in every game of his college career. 

Coaches' Comments: Isiah is a quick guard who can really shoot the three.  Last year at West LA, he shot 41% from three point range on the season.  Isiah's game is well suited for our tempo and we expect him to have a great two years here at Greenville. 

Justin Cross

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Previous School: Simeon High School
Position Played: F
Height: 6'7

Accomplishments: 3-time Chicago city champion '14, '16, '17, IHSA 4A state runner up in 2017, IHSA 4A 3rd place in 2016.

Coaches' Comments: Coming from Simeon, Justin has played in arguably the best high school basketball program in the state of Illinois.  Justin has great length and athleticism and will bring our frontcourt some much needed size.  With continued development, Justin has a chance to be a very special player in our conference.  We are excited to have Justin at Greenville next year! 

Gabe Duckett

Hometown: LaGrange, GA
Previous School: LaGrange High School
Position Played: G
Height: 6'1

Accomplishments: 3-year varsity letter winner, 2017 Scholar Athlete of the Week- WLTZ, helped LaGrange to a 26-4 record and an elite eight appearance, won three straight regional titles.  

Coaches' Comments: We knew early in the recruiting process that Gabe would be a great fit for our program both on and off the court.  He comes from a very strong high school program in Georgia and is well equipped for the pace we play here at Greenville.  Gabe has great potential to develop into a great player in the SLIAC over his next four years! 

Josias Parker

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Previous School: Butte
Position Played: G
Height: 6'0

Accomplishments: Helped lead his team to a 20 win season while averaging 6 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal per game.  

Coaches' Comments: Josias has a skill set that is tailor-made for our style of play.  He excels in the open court and will thrive in a fast pace system like ours.  At Butte, Josias proved his ability to contribute to a very solid college program.  We look forward to his next two years here at Greenville! 

Joseph Woods

Hometown: Festus, MO
Previous School: Festus High School
Position Played: G
Height: 6'4

Accomplishments: Averaged 18 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists per game senior year.  Two-time all-conference selection, Gene Stiegohorst all-tournament team.  Helped team to a 20 win junior season and winning senior season. 

Coaches' Comments: Joseph is a player we have been recruiting for a long time and we are very excited about his commitment to Greenville.  Joseph has great size and strength for his position and has the potential to develop into a very good player in our conference. He is also an great student who excels in the classroom.  We can't wait to watch Joseph continue to grow in our program the next four years. 

Noah Burruss

Hometown: Gainseville, GA
Previous School: Dawson Christian Academy
Position Played: F
Height: 6'5

Accomplishments: Four time all-region selection and two-time state champion. 

Coaches' Comments: Noah brings added size and strength to our frontcourt.  His high school program has been very successful over his four years at Dawson Christian, and we look forward to that success continuing at Greenville! 

Walker Howard-McDonald

Hometown: Frankfort, KY
Previous School: Owen KY
Position Played: G
Height: 6'1

Accomplishments: Senior year stats: 12.3 points, 5.8 assists, 10.2 rebounds, 2.4 blocks per game. 

Coaches' Comments: We are excited about Walker's commitment to Greenville for next year!  Walker is a very gifted athlete and will use his speed and explosiveness to be effective in our system.  Walker is the type of guard who does a little bit of everything.  In high school, he average over 10 rebounds per game from a guard position while also scoring in double figures and averaging close to 6 assists. 

Don Brewer

Hometown: Coatesville, IN
Previous School: Homeschool
Position Played: G
Height: 6'1

Accomplishments: Senior year: 21.5 ppg, 42% three point shooter (129 made), 51% from the field.  2,226 career high school points, 295 three pointers made, 3-year ICBA All-Star, 2-time All-Conference 1st team, 2015 Division I Homeschool National Champion and Tournament MVP, 2-time NCHBC All-Region 1st team, 2017 NCHBC Midwest Offensive POY, 2017 MCHC Conference MVP,

Coaches' Comments: Don is a player that really impressed us during the recruiting process.  He plays both ends of the court with great intensity and has a very high basketball IQ.  Offensively, Don has been one of the best 3 point shooters in the state of Indiana the last 4-years.  His great three point shooting and consistent hustle on defense will help him adapt quickly to our system at Greenville. 

Aaron Washington

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Previous School: Catalyst Maria High School
Position Played: G
Height: 6'3

Accomplishments: Team MVP, Leading Scorer, CPS Green Champions, 2 All-Tournament Awards

Coaches' Comments: Aaron is a wing player with great three point shooting ability.  His length for his position will help him be disruptive in our pressing defense.  We are excited to see Aaron continue to grow as a player and person in our program next year! 

 

Swade Edwards

Hometown: Oakland, CA
Previous School: West Valley
Position Played: G
Height: 6'0

Accomplishments: Two-year starter at West Valley JC.  Averaged 9 points per game as a freshman and 10 points per game as a sophomore to go along with 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 steal per game. 

Coaches' Comments: Swade is the type of guard that has an impact on the game in a lot of different ways.  He plays with a great motor on both sides of the ball.  We look for him to be excellent in our pressing defense and also excel in the open court on offense.  Swade knows what it takes to be successful at the college level and we expect him to have a great two years here at Greenville! 

Dalton Fox

Hometown: Swansea, IL
High School: Belleville West
Position Played: G/F
Height: 6'5"

Accomplishments: Senior year team captain, averaged 8.3 points and 4 rebounds per game while shooting over 50% from the field on the year. Helped lead his team to a class 4A regional championship. 

Coaches' Comments: Dalton has the length and skill set to really thrive in the system we play here at Greenville.  Offensively, he rebounds and finishes around the basket well while also being able to step out and hit the open three.  On defense, Dalton has the ability to play multiple positions in our press.  He has played in one of the toughest leagues in the state of Illinois in high school and is ready to take his game to the next level in college.  We are looking forward to having Dalton on campus this fall! 

 

Austyn Contreras

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
High School: West High School
Position Played: G
Height: 5'9"

Accomplishments: 4 year varsity starter, 3x All-Area team, 1,000 point club, 22.9ppg

Coaches' Comments: Austyn is big time commitment for our program for next year!  As a 4-year starter in a very tough league in Bakersfield,  Austyn is used to playing tough competition and will make the transition to the next level quickly.  On the court, he is a dynamic guard who is a natural scorer.  Austyn is a great fit for our system and we look forward to him maximizing his potential here at Greenville.  

 

Dante Ray

Hometown: Belleville, IL
High School: Althoff
Position Played: G/F
Height: 6'4"

Accomplishments: 3A Illinois state champion JR year, Voted most improved player JR year, Averaged 8.5 points per game SR year while shooting 38% from 3 and 92% from the line. 

Coaches' Comments: We are very excited to welcome Dante to our team next year!  At Althoff, Dante has played in one of the most successful high school programs in Illinois over the last several years.  He has been trained well and knows what it takes to compete at a high level.  With the ability to play inside and also step out and shoot the three, Dante will help us on the court in multiple ways.  We look forward to Dante's bright future at Greenville. 

Kameron Vinsel

Hometown: Bridgeport, IL
High School: Red Hill
Position Played: G
Height: 6'2"

Accomplishments: 2nd All-Time Red Hill Leading Scorer (1,684 Points) /All-Conference Selection 3 Years / LIC Conference Leading Scorer Senior Year / State Finalist for 3 Point Competition / School Record for Most Points in a Game (47) / 276 Career Three Pointers / 48% 3 Point Percentage / 88% Free Throw Percentage

Coaches' Comments: Kameron exemplifies many of the qualities, both on and off the court, that we look for in a recruit.  He is an excellent three point shooter, and will have the opportunity for his shooting to shine in the style we play.  Off the court, Kameron is a natural leader who is heavily involved in his high school's FCA.  Kameron will be a great representative of our program on the court, in the classroom, and around campus.  

 

 

Zach Cortright

Hometown: Tracy, CA
High School: Ripon Christian
Position Played: G
Height: 6'2"

Accomplishments: Team MVP, league MVP, league champions, 1st team all-district, 15 points per game, 9 assists per game, 5 rebounds per game, 4 steals per game, 40% three point average, 50% field goal percentage, team captain, played over seas in united world games for 19u team USA as a 16 year old .

Coaches' Comments: We are excited to have Zach as our first committed recruit for our 2017 class!  Zach visited Greenville early in the recruiting process and is a great fit for what we look for both on and off the court.  In the system we play, we are especially excited about Zach's three point shooting and ability to generate steals on defense. 


Devonte Hughes

Hometown: St. Louis, MO
High School: Clyde Miller Career Academy
Position Played: G
Height: 5'10"

Accomplishments: 3 years on varsity

Coaches' Comments: We are happy to welcome Devonte to our team for next year.  Devonte plays with great energy on both ends of the floor and will be a good fit in our program. 

2016-17 Season

Kieshaun Young-Jones

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
High School: Crenshaw
Position Played: F
Height: 6'4"

Accomplishments: This past year at LA Trade Tech, Keishaun was selected as a first team all-conference member.  On the year he averaged 12 points per game, 8 rebounds per game, and 1.5 steals per game.

Coaches' Comments: Kieshaun is a great addition to our front court for next year!  He is a long and athletic forward who is a skilled scorer and aggressive rebounder.  His strengths match our style of play very well and we think he has the potential to be an outstanding player in our conference.

Chris McRoberts

Hometown: East St. Louis, IL
High School: Cahokia
Position Played:  F
Height: 6'4"

Accomplishments: As a Senior, scored 8 points and 5 rebounds per game while shooting 55 percent from the field.

Coaches' Comments:  Chris is a versatile forward that can guard every position on the floor.  He is a high energy player who really gets up and down the floor and battles hard on the glass.  Chris has competed in a high level conference in high school and is ready to make the transition to the college game.

Marquis Scott

Hometown: Compton, CA
High School: Artesia High School
Position Played: F/C
Height: 6'8"

Accomplishments: Helped lead Cerritos to a 2015 SCC Conference Championship and a birth in the sweet 16 of the 2015-2016 state playoffs.  Named 2015 Cerritos most improved player.  

Coaches' Comments: Marquis is a big commitment for our program and a guy we expect to do great things the next two years.  His size, strength, and ability to run the floor at his position will help him fit in well with our fast paced style of play.  Marquis has consistently improved his last two years at Cerritos and we feel his best basketball is still ahead of him.  Off the court, Marquis is a solid student with a great personality.  We look forward to having him in a Panthers jersey next year!

Kealin McLean

Hometown: Zion, Illinois
High School: Zion Benton High School
Position Played: F
Height: 6'4"

Accomplishments:  At College of Lake County, Sophomore captain of a 17-13 team.  Averaged 9.5 rebounds per game (top 20 in the nation in rebounds).  Mr. CLC of the year. 

Coaches' Comments: Kealin is a player we have been recruiting for a long time, and we couldn't be more excited about his commitment to Greenville.  We targeted Kealin early on as a relentless rebounder who could help replace our front court losses.  Kealin had 13 different games this season with over 10 rebounds.  He has a great work ethic, great attitude, and will be an outstanding addition to our team next year.

Riley Simmons

Hometown: Ozark, Missouri
High School: Ozark High School
Position Played: G
Height: 6'3"

Accomplishments:  All-Conference, All-District, 1st Team All Blue and Gold Tournament team, SWMO All-Star team, Missouri Challenge All-Star, Highest FT% (82%) , Purple Heart (Led team in charges taken), Team leader in steals, 12.3 Points per game, 3.2 assists per game, 1.2 steals per game, 38% 3pt Percentage, 62% 2pt Percentage,

Coaches Comments: Riley is a big addition to our recruiting class for next year.  Both on and off the court, Riley has the potential to be a leader in our program and a big part of our success over his career at Greenville.  Riley can play and guard multiple positions and is skilled both as a shooter and distributor.  Defensively, his ability to get steals will fit well with our aggressive, pressing style of play.  Riley has played in the highest division of high school basketball in Missouri and will be ready to take his game to the next level here at Greenville!

Josh Anders

Hometown: Plymouth, Indiana
High School: Plymouth High School
Position Played: F
Height: 6'5"

Accomplishments: Senior year averaged 16 points and 8 rebounds per game; SR Year All-Conference; 2-time academic all-state honorable mention, Michiana McDonalds All-Star, 2-year team MVP, 3-year highest FG%, 2-year leading rebounder

Coaches' Comments: Josh is a great commitment for our team for next year! As 4-year varsity player from a successful 4A high school program; Josh is coming off an excellent high school career.  He is a hard worker on both ends of the floor who really knows how to score around the rim.  With continued hard work on the court and in the weight room, Josh has great potential to be a force in our conference.  In the classroom, Josh will represent our program well, carrying over a 3.5 GPA for his high school career.

Aiden Crume

Hometown: Fort Myers, Florida
High School: SW Florida Christian Academy
Position Played: SG
Height: 6'2"

Accomplishments: 4- year varsity starter; Team captain; Junior year district champion; 1,000 point club; School record holder for three pointers made in a single season (over 100); State leader in three pointers made in a season and top ten nationally in three pointers made; 2-time All Area Basketball - honorable mention; Association of Christian Schools International Distinguished Student Athlete; Student Leadership Academy Leadership Diploma with highest distinction recipient.

Coaches' Comments: We are excited to announce Aiden as our first committed recruit of the 2016 class!  Aiden is a pure three point shooter who can really fill it up from long range.  In our uptempo style of play, Aiden has the potential to really excel as a shooter.  His consistent work ethic and commitment to improvement will serve him well as he transitions to the college game.  Off the court, Aiden has an impressive academic and leadership resume.  Aiden is a great example of what it means to be a true student-athlete and will be a great addition to our program.

Zachary Smalley

Hometown: Altadena, California
High School: Maranatha High School
Position Played: PG
Height: 5'10"

Accomplishments: 4- year varsity Letterman; Team captain 3-yrs; Junior year CIFSS 4A Champion; School record holder for total assists and steals; School record holder for assists made in a single season; 2-time Olympic League Champion; All Olympic League selection; 3-time Defensive Player of the Year recipient; Freshman year Olympic League Varsity Champion in track and field 4x100 relay team; Starred in high school theater productions of "Murder In The Mansion" and "Rumors", Disney XD Television background extra on Gamers Guide and Kickin It.  Member of the National Society of High School Scholars Program.

Coaches' Comments: Zachary has been a high priority recruit for us ever since we began the recruiting process with him over the summer.  Zachary is a great pure point guard with excellent court vision, tenacity on defense, and a soft shooting touch.  He comes from a high level high school program which has helped prepare him well for the transition to the college game.  Off the court, Zachary is a solid student and talented actor, starring in various theater productions in high school.  We are excited for Zachary's future here at Greenville!

Kyler Stork

Hometown: Roberts, Illinois
High School: Normal West High School
Position Played: F
Height: 6'7"

Accomplishments: 2-year varsity starter;team leader in blocks and rebounds; 2nd in school history in blocked shots, 5th in school history in rebounds; 2015 All Big 12 Academic Team; 2016 All Big 12 Academic Team; 2016 IHSA Academic Team

Coaches Comments: Kyler is going to be a great fit here at Greenville on and off the court.  In the front court, he is a presence blocking shots and rebounding.  Offensively, he has a good shooting touch around the basket and the ability to stretch the defense shooting the three. Kyler also possesses the speed and quickness needed to play in our uptempo pressing system.  As Kyler continues to develop, he has the potential to be a solid player in our conference.

David Kuebler

Hometown: Heber Springs, Arkansas
High School: Concord High School
Position Played: F
Height: 6' 4"

Accomplishments: First team all-conference as a junior; ArkansasVarsity.com hot 11 list as a freshmen; AAU state champion

Coaches' Comments: David is an energetic forward that does all the little things that help a team be successful.  He has a great work ethic, positive attitude, and the strength to handle the physicality of the college game.  We are looking forward to having David as a part of our team next year!

Jordan Torio

Hometown: Piedmont, California
High School: Piedmont High School
Position Played: CG
Height: 5' 10"

Accomplishments: Captain as a Senior, Lead team to 1st league title in over 31 years, 1st Freshman on Varsity in over 20 years, 3-Time All-League Honors, Max Preps and SF Chronicle All-Metro Honorable Mention, prep2prep.com All-North Coast Section Honorable Mention, 1st in school history in 3-pointers made in career (230) and single season (89),  3rd in school history in scoring (1,212), 2nd in school history in assists (262), 5th in school history in steals (128)

Coaches' Comments: Jordan has a skill set that fits in very well with our offensive and defensive system.  Offensively, he is an excellent three point shooter, rewriting the record books at Piedmont High School in the area of three point shooting.  Defensively, Jordan is a scrappy, quick defender with a knack for generating steals.  Off the court, Jordan will represent our program well as a member of Greenville's MOSAIC scholars program.  We are excited to have Jordan as a member of our squad next year!

Barry Nixon, Jr.

Hometown: North Little Rock, Arkansas
High School: North Little Rock
Position Played: G
Height: 6' 2"

Accomplishments: 3-year letter winner at NLR High School; 8 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals per game his senior year; two-time conference champion; 2015 state runner-up; Top elite 20 all-star team; 3-time AAU state champion; 2-time AAU national champion. 

Coaches' Comments: Barry's addition to our team next year gives us a guard with great size and athleticism.  Barry is used to playing against high level competition on both his high school and AAU teams.  Barry is a physical player on both offense and defense, with the ability to guard many different positions.  We look forward to Barry's continued development in our program next year!

Andrew Parmenter

Hometown: Peoria, Illinois
High School: Peoria Christian
Position Played: F
Height: 6' 2"

Accomplishments: All Tri-County Conference, Senior year team captain, Junior year conference champion, 2-year letter winner, most improved as a junior, team ranked 2nd in IHSA Class 1A

Coaches' Comments: Andrew will be a great member of our team and campus community here at Greenville.  He is a hard worker and physical player on both ends of the floor.  Andrew comes from a great high school program with a tradition of successful teams.

LaRon Anderson

Hometown: Sandoval, Illinois
High School: Sandoval High School
Position Played: G
Height: 5'9"

Accomplishments: Sandoval High School Men's All-Time Leading Career Scorer with 1,751 career points (Soph, JR, SR Years); 2nd Team Illinois All-State Junior Year; Honorable Mention Illinois All-State Senior Year; Illinois 2nd leading scorer across all classes Senior Year averaging 27.8ppg (Maxpreps.com); Midland Trail Conference 1st Team Junior and Senior Year; Tri-State All-Star Selection; Illinois Prep Hoops Player of the Week; Senior Stats: 27.8ppg, 7.3 assist, 4.7 steals, 6.9 rebounds.

Coaches' Comments: LaRon is a quick guard with a great handle who can score in a variety of ways.  LaRon is coming off an incredibly decorated high school career where he recently became his high schools all time leading scorer.  We are looking forward to watching LaRon maximize his potential during his career here at Greenville!