|Updated: 11/10/2011 8:39 am
||Published: 11/10/2011 8:35 am
LITTLE ROCK, AR – The UALR men’s basketball team opened the fall signing period by receiving signed National Letters of Intent from five high school standouts on Wednesday.
Coming off a 2011 NCAA Tournament appearance, head coach Steve Shields added a pair of point guards in John Gillon (Houston, Texas/Strake Jesuit) and Josh Hagins (Bossier City, La./Airline HS), two wing players Stetson Billings (Strong, Ark./Strong-Hutting HS) and Mareik Isom (Austin, Texas/Bowie HS) and 6-11 center Andrew Poulter (New Braunfels, Texas/Canyon HS).
“I’m excited about all five guys we signed today. Each one fits a need on our team for next season and the years to come. All five of these guys should continue to get better as seniors and have the opportunity to play early in their college careers,” said UALR head coach Steve Shields. “One of the things I like most about this group is that they are all very good students that have received sound coaching and come from strong, disciplined backgrounds. They are all high-character young men who will make great additions to our program.”
UALR opens the 2011-12 season on the road Friday night when it takes on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at 7 p.m.