UAPB Men’s Basketball: Lions Sign 6

UAPB Men’s Basketball: Lions Sign 6

PINE BLUFF, Ark., – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff head men’s basketball coach George Ivory announced the signing of six players to his program on Monday.

Transfers Dequan Morris, Robert Boyd, Jamil Wilson, and Markedric Bell are set to join incoming freshmen Isaiah Haralson and Alvin Stredic Jr for the upcoming basketball season.

“I think we fulfilled every need we had,” Ivory said.  “I feel like we have a pretty good signing class top to bottom.  We got some newcomers that will fit right in with the veterans we have coming back.”

Incoming Transfers
Dequan Morris • 6-4 • 180 • Guard • Pine Bluff, Ark. • Coahoma CC
• Transfer from Coahoma Community College
• Averaged 14.0 points, seven rebounds and three assists, two steals and one block per game
• 2018-19 MVP MACJC All Star Game
• 2018-19 All State Mississippi JUCOS
• 2018-19 Team MVP
• 2018-19 Honorable Mention All-Region 23

Robert Boyd • 6-6 • 205 • Forward • Memphis, TN. • Coahoma CC
• Transfer from Coahoma Community College
• Averaged 10.0 points, six rebounds and averaged 42.0% from behind the arch
• 2018-19 MACJC All Star Participant

Jamil Wilson • 5-11 • 175 • Point Guard • Louisville, KY. • Danville CC
• Transfer from Danville Community College
• Averaged 14.0 points, four rebounds, and three assists per game
• Two-Time Region 24 All-Tournament Team (2017-19)
• Two-Time All-Conference (MWAC) 1st Team (2017-19)

Markedric Bell • 6-7 • 200 • Forward • Starkville, MS. • East Mississippi CC
• Transfer from East Mississippi Community College
• Averaged seven points, six rebounds and two blocks per game
• 2018-19 All-State Mississippi JUCOS
• 2018-19 Honorable Mention All-Region 23

Incoming Freshman Class
Isaiah Haralson • 6-2 • 170 • Guard • Pearland TX. • Pearland HS
• Averaged eight points, four rebounds, five assists per game
• 2018-19 Honorable mention All-District player as a senior
• 2018-19 Top 20 All Stars of the Future 150 Camp
• 2018-19 All-American camp in Birmingham, AL participant
• 2018-19 Top 200 players in the state of Texas his senior year by Mike Kunstadt and Texas Basketball Review

Alvin Stredic Jr • 6-8 • 210 • Forward • Bay City, TX. • Van Vleck HS
• Averaged 20 points and 14 rebounds
• 2018-19 1st team All-District
• 2018-19 1st team All-County
• 2018-19 All-Region team 3-A boys basketball
• 2018-19 All-Academic
• 2018-19 Team MVP