New Lander men’s basketball coach Drew Richards announced the commitments of six players to the Lander men’s basketball program for the 2019-20 season. The incoming class hails from four different states.
Richards enters his first season as Lander’s coach. He was hired from UNC Pembroke in March.
The newcomers are:
Josiah Agnew, 6-foot-2 guard, Shiloh High School (Anderson)
Agnew led the Generals to an 18-9 record in his senior season and an second-round appearance in the Georgia 6A playoffs. In his senior campaign, Agnew averaged 11 points, six assists and five rebounds per game. He has been a member of the Carolina Pressure’s AAU team.
Deon Berrien, 6-foot-6 forward, Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa (Augusta, Ga.)
Berrien earned first team all-NJCAA Region 2 honors during his sophomore season at NOC-Tonkawa after averaging 13 points, nine rebounds, and three assists per game while shooting 48 percent from the field and 37 percent from beyond the arc. Berrien prepped at Lakeside-Evans High School and played AAU with the Augusta Bulls.
Tyler Brevard, 6-foot-3 guard, Erskine (Blythewood)
Brevard makes the move to Greenwood after a season with the rival Flying Fleet, shooting 49 percent from the floor and averaging 13 points, four rebounds, and four assists per outing. He spent his first two seasons of his collegiate career at Spartanburg Methodist after playing at Gray Collegiate Academy.
Ryan Jolly, 6-foot-3 guard, Navy Academy Prep School (Augusta, Ga.)
Jolly heads to Lander following a successful career at Augusta Prep. The guard averaged 15 points, five rebounds, and four assists per game this season and was ranked as the No. 31 player in the state of Georgia his senior year. Jolly also played in the Hoopseen circuit with the Augusta Bulls.
DaJuan “Quan” Moorer, 6-foot-9 forward, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Pensacola, Fla.)
Moorer was a second team all-MACJC South Team honoree after registering 11.5 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.3 blocks, and 1.3 steals last season with the Bulldogs. Moorer started all 52 games during his time at MGCC and was selected to the MACJC All-Star game.
LaRaymond Spivery, 6-foot-1 guard, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Lucedale, Miss.)
Spivery garnered all-MACJC South Team and first team all-region honors after leading MGCC to a 20-6 record while averaging 11 points, five rebounds, five assists, and three steals per game on 43 percent shooting. Spivery prepped at George County High School, where he also received offers to play quarterback at the collegiate level after accounting for 5,576 yards and 43 touchdowns as a senior.