Winthrop mens’ bas­ket­ball signs four

The Herald (Rock Hill) - - Sports - BY WINTHROP UNIVER­SITY

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.

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