Winthrop mens’ basketball signs four
Winthrop University’s basketball team will welcome four new players for the 2019-20 season.
Coach Pat Kelsey announced this week that he has signed Chase Claxton, Josh Corbin, Russell Jones and Jamal King.
“Chase, Russ, Josh and Jamal are Winthrop through and through,” Kelsey sated in a news release. “They exemplify toughness, tenacity and character. They each bring a unique skill set but share a winning DNA. All four come from great families that have raised them to value education and being a good person. Each come from respected high school and AAU programs. I could not be more excited about having these four young men join the Winthrop basketball family.”
Claxton is a 6-foot-7 forward from Greenville, S.C. He plays for Legacy Early College and currently is averaging 10.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game. He also plays for the Team SC AAU team. Claxton’s father, Charles, played for the University of Georgia.
Corbin is a 6-foot-3 guard from Gahanna, Ohio. He plays for Gahanna Lincoln High School. He earned firs team AllLeague in the Ohio Capital Conference and second team All-Central Ohio. Corbin is rated by PrepHoops as the fifth best player in the 2019 class of Ohio players.
Jones is from the Palmetto state.
He is a 5-foot-8 guard from Blythewood where he played at Westwood High School. He was named to the 2017-18 4A All-State team and was named one the Elite Players for Class 4A by the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association. He was the Region 3-4A Player of the Year and helped his team to the region championship.
King is a 6-foot-5, 228 poind, guard from Goldsboro, N.C. He played at Wayne Christian School and Team Wall in AAU. He is ranked by ESPN as the 10th best player in North Carolina. King has scored 1,600 career points and was Player of the Year as a sophomore when he averaged 22 points and 11 rebounds.