Shouse Adds 11 for 2011-12
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury University men’s basketball coach Will Shouse has announced the commitment of 11 players for the 2011-12 season. This year’s class features six transfers and five first time freshmen.
The Eagles landed Dakotah Euton, a transfer from Akron University who previously played at Scott County High School with current Eagle Austin Flannery. Euton will have three years of eligibility remaining and can play immediately. Last year at Akron, the 6’8 forward he played in 14 games scoring 16 points. He scored a season-high seven points and grabbed four rebounds against Dayton. While at Scott County Euton helped lead the Cardinals to two 42nd District Titles and the 11th Region Crown in 2010. That year the Cardinals were eliminated in the semi-finals of the state tournament.
“We are very excited to add the caliber of players we were able to,” said Shouse. “These 11 guys obviously add depth to our team, but also provide us an opportunity to build on the success we achieved last season.”
Shouse also adds Lee’Vaughn Morris from Garden City Community College (Kan.) and Louisville Central High School. At Central Morris led the Yellow Jackets to their first Region Title since 1978 as a senior in 2008. The 6’3 guard led the team in assists and steals with 127 and 83 in 21 games; he was second in points at 13.6 per game. Morris will have three years of eligibility
Tam Holt is another commitment originally from Louisville by way of a two-year school. Holt plans to join the Eagles after spending time at Shawnee Community College. The 6’6 forward previously played at Louisville Western High School. Holt was second on the team in scoring at Shawnee as a freshman in 2009-10 with a 10.7 points per game average. He was second on the team in rebounds at 5.5 per game and led the squad with 2.8 blocks per game. Holt will have three years of eligibility
Isaac Cole transfers from Salem International (W.Va.) after playing one season for the Tigers. Cole played in seven games averaging 5.7 points and 2.4 assists per game. Prior to attending SIU, the 6’2 guard was a standout at Fairfield High School just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. Cole will have three years of eligibility
Two other in-state players will be heading to Asbury in the fall, Cam Richardson and Shelton Burruss. Richardson, a 6’2 guard, transfers in from Central Wyoming College after playing at Bryan Station High School. Burruss, a 5’10 guard, comes down the road from Transylvania University after playing at Trigg County High School. Both Richardson and Cole will have three years of eligibility.
Shouse has also added five freshmen for the 2011-12 season, bringing in Trace Larabee (Ahoskie, N.C.) and Jerry Skeeter (Portsmouth, Va.) from outside the state. Local products Bradley Strait and Dylan Pohl come from West Jessamine High School and Jordan Akins comes from Williamsburg where he played at Whitley County.