State Fair Community College Roadrunners Add Three Guards
SEDALIA—The State Fair Community College Roadrunners have added three guards to their 2015-2016 recruiting class.
Ledonald Gray Jr. is a 6-3 freshman guard from Hopkinsville, Kentucky. He played basketball at Hopkinsville High School for Head Coach Tim Hayworth. Gray averaged 14.1 points per game and led his team to District 8 and Region 2 championships as a senior. He was named All-District and named to the All-Region 2 All-Tournament team.
“Ledonald is an explosive player who can make plays on the perimeter and will have an immediate impact on our program,” said Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Thomas. “He has a high basketball IQ and comes from a great program. Hopkinsville has been to several state tournaments in Kentucky. Ledonald will fit right in with what we do.”
Asem Johnson is a 6-4 freshman guard from Patterson, New Jersey. He averaged 14.3 points per game during his senior year at Eastside High School. Johnson was named an MSG Varsity 2015 All-Metro Honorable Mention selection. He also received Second-Team All-Group 4 honors from NJ.com and earned First-Team recognition from the Passaic County Coaches Association for its All-County Team.
“He’s another athletic player who can really jump,” said Thomas. “He played for a good high school team and a very prestigious AAU program. He needs to develop his shot a little more, but with his ball handling and athleticism, he has a chance to be a special player.”
Duante Stephens is a 6-3 guard from Niles, Illinois. He played basketball at Niles North High School. He was named All-Conference in the CSL North and Pioneer Press All-Area and earned Most Valuable Player of the Ed Molitor Thanksgiving Classic. As a senior he averaged 21.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game.
“He is a strong guard who can make plays off the dribble,” said Thomas “He will fit in well in our offense and brings more athleticism and scoring to our team.”
Thomas is ready to see how this team develops and works together.
“I am excited for them to get here,” said Thomas. “We’ll have a lot of new guards who can make plays. When you add them in with the returning players, we’ll have all the pieces to make a run at the national tournament again.”