Racers Find New Talent
The Racers are at it again. Recruiting the Class of 2017 became the focus earlier this spring.
Terryonte Thomas (MS) was an early favorite. In fact, Thomas earned an offer under Head Coach Steve Prohm. Now he is primarily targeted by Murray State, South Alabama, Louisiana Tech, and others. Thursday Thomas told OVCHoops.com, “visiting Miss. State tomorrow. They started back recruiting me heavy.”
Thomas will swing by Murray, Kentucky next Saturday and Louisiana Tech June 29th.
Keondre Schumacher (IL) brought his whole high school team to Murray State Team Camp this week.
“They invited our high school down to the team camp,” said father Chris Schumacher. “He played really well and we were able to speak to them afterwards.”
His father is a college track coach and Schumacher reminds of Darren Collison (son of track star parents). Unlike most speedy point guards, Schumacher can actually shoot the ball too.
“(During Murray State Camp) he was able to showcase that he is way more than just the shooter,” said father Schumacher. “He got to the paint and the rim multiple times as he put up 20 points a game – mostly from inside the arc.”
With University High (Normal, Illinois), Schumacher routinely dropped multiple triples each game.
In the CFSB Center this weekend, U-High finished 4-1. Schumacher registered 20 points and six assists against Hoover (AL).
Point Guard Prospects
With the retirement of Kedrick Flomo and transfer of Chad Culbreath, Murray State sorely needs to add one or even two point guards in the Class of 2017. After Bryce Jones graduates next spring the cupboard will need to be replenished.
Much of the early recruiting efforts resulted in Murray State offers extended to Floridian targets. Class of 2017 power point guard Justin Forrest (GA) is one player that really likes the Racer program.
Targets like Sylvain Francisco, Maxwell Evans, and Jamir Moultrie are not very likely to visit Murray. Look for July to reveal several targets with realistic mutual admiration for the Murray State mission.