Aug. 24, 2015
SPRINGFIELD -- Missouri State men's basketball head coach Paul Lusk announced today the addition of forward Reggie Williams to his squad for the 2015-16 season, officially finalizing the Bears' roster for the upcoming season.
Williams is a 6-6, 185-pound transfer from Motlow College in Tennessee who is now officially enrolled at Missouri State. He will be a junior for the Bears this season and is a product of Denby High School in Detroit.
At Motlow, Williams averaged 8.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in 2014-15 while knocking down 53 3-pointers for the Bucks. For his two-year stint at Motlow under current MSU assistant Matt Sligh, Williams played in 53 games and averaged 6.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and tallied 77 treys.
Bears' commit Kevin Baker (G, 6-2, 180, St. Louis, Mo., Pensacola State College), who signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Missouri State on April 15, has not qualified under NCAA transfer rules and will not attend MSU. According to Lusk, freshman Ryan Kreklow will now be awarded that scholarship.
The club's final 2015-16 roster now includes 7 returning lettermen -- including all five starters from last season -- in addition to a redshirt freshman, three incoming freshmen and three junior college transfers.
|No. ||Name ||Pos. ||Ht. ||Wt. ||Yr. ||Hometown (High School) |
|1 || Robin Thompson ||F ||6-6 ||220 ||RFr. ||St. Louis, Mo. (MICDS) |
|2 ||Austin Ruder** ||G ||6-3 ||202 ||Jr. ||Nixa, Mo. (Nixa High) |
|3 ||Loomis Gerring* ||F ||6-6 ||206 ||Sr. ||Grandview, Mo. (Grandview High)+ |
|4 || Dequon Miller ||G ||5-10 ||171 ||Jr. ||Charleston, W.Va. (Capital High)+ |
|5 || Obediah Church ||F ||6-7 ||211 ||Fr. ||Springfield, Ill. (Springfield High) |
|11 || Jarred Dixon ||G ||6-2 ||164 ||Fr. ||Greenwood, Mo. (Lee's Summit West High) |
|13 || Reggie Williams ||F ||6-5 ||182 ||Jr. ||Detroit, Mich. (Denby High)+ |
|20 || Ryan Kreklow ||G ||6-4 ||176 ||Fr. ||Columbia, Mo. (Rock Bridge High) |
|23 ||Dorrian Williams*** ||G ||6-3 ||185 ||Sr. ||Oklahoma City, Okla. (Douglass High) |
|24 || Shawn Roundtree, Jr.* ||G ||6-0 ||186 ||So. ||Edwardsville, Ill. (Edwardsville High) |
|25 || Jordan Martin ||F ||6-8 ||240 ||Jr. ||St. Louis, Mo. (Hazelwood Central High)+ |
|30 ||Camyn Boone* ||F ||6-6 ||238 ||Sr. ||Seattle, Wash. (Mountain [Ariz.] View High)+ |
|33 ||Chris Kendrix* ||G/F ||6-5 ||182 ||So. ||Willard, Mo. (Willard High) |
|50 ||Tyler McCullough** ||C ||6-11 ||250 ||Jr. ||Fayetteville, Ark. (Fayetteville High) |
* Number of letters earned at Missouri State 1 Official heights and weights will be taken in game shoes (8/24/15)
+ Transfer Info: Loomis Gerring transferred from Vincennes (Ind.) University in 2014-15; Dequon Miller and Reggie Williams transferred from Motlow (Tenn.) College in 2015-16; Jordan Martin transferred from John A. Logan (Ill.) College in 2015-16; Camyn Boone transferred from Mesa (Ariz.) Community College in 2014-15.
Head Coach: Paul Lusk (Southern Illinois, 1995) 5th year
Assistant Coaches: Brad Korn (Southern Illinois, 2004) 3rd year; Matt Sligh (Covenant [Ga.] College, 2005)
1st year; Corey Gipson (Austin Peay, 2004), 1st year.
Director of Basketball Operations: Cody Seidel (Missouri State, 2012), 7th year (1st year as DOBO)
Graduate Manager: Keith Pickens (Missouri State, 2013), 2nd year
Athletic Trainer: Tyler Landgraf (Iowa State, 2000), 7th year | Strength Coach: Griffin Waller, 1st year