Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Signing Day tomorrow

Point guard Shivaughn Wiggins is expected to sign his letter of intent to Mt. St. Mary's when the signing period opens again tomorrow. The 5-9 guard from North Mecklenburg, North Carolina will join front court players Greg Graves and Christian Crockett who had earlier inked Letters of Intent for the Mount.

Wiggins averaged 25 points a game his senior season and was received numerous accolades after the season. He will be the first player to sign for new head coach Jamion Christian.

Graves at 6-foot 7-inches averaged a double double (21 points and 13 rebounds) during his senior campaign. He scored 44 points and had 31 rebounds in a gargantuan effort on January 6. His team vying for a third straight Virginia State title lost to Christiansburg in the state semifinal.

Christian Crockett a 6-foot 6-inch wing forward played on one of the best high school teams in America. He averaged just under ten points and 5 rebounds a game for the 8th ranked team in America according to MaxPreps.com

The trio gives the Mount and new head coach Jamion Christian some key players at some key spots and we look forward to watching them as Mountaineers over the next few years.

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  1. Hey there RAFF!!! So have you gotten any info on next year's schedule yet? it would be nice to see a game down south if they come this way. someone said they may be coming to play South Carolina. Also heard they were gonna be in a tournament with Morgan St,, Butler, Morehead St, and Missouri-Kansas City. Is that true Raff???

  2. Richard - I know nothing on the schedule. Probably most of it will have been put together by the time Jamion arrived, but I think he's focused on other things right now. When I hear something, I'll let you know.

    Doubting the Butler news is true. The Bulldogs are playing in Maui next year, so they wouldn't be eligible for another MTE. However, it could be that the Mount is part of the Maui on the Mainland field, which I think gives you two games against the main field at their place - and maybe Butler is one for the Mount and then two games against the mainland field - one at home and one on the road. Illinois, Marquette, North Carolina, USC, Texas and Mississippi State are also in the field.

    But I doubt it.

  3. Ok Raff, that is fair enough. I was just sort of probing to see what you knew about next years slate. Man, I really am ashamed of myself to be missing this new era coming. I have some very good feelings about the next few years. Especially the year after next, when I believe the Mount will be a front runner. With all of this talent coming, we shouldnt finish no less than 3rd or 4th. Remember, LIU, RMU, and Wagner have about everyone back so it will be difficult to crack those 3. ya never know though it could come down to our old nemesis RMU and us again for another few years, lol. I am very eager to start this new beginning rising from the bleakness of the past few years. Thanks for the tips, Raff

  4. I heard they open with Pitt!