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NCCU men sign 2
Published Thursday, April 25, 2019
by Bonitta Best

North Carolina Central men’s basketball recently signed two community college transfers.

Baltimore City CC transfer Kobby Ayetey, left, is a 6-foot-7 forward who averaged 11.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game his sophomore season, and was named to the All-MD JUCO First Team.

A comment on Twitter said: “Coach LeVelle Moton got a good one.”

New Brunswick CC point guard Mike Melvin made his announced last week. Melvin averaged 12.3 points per game.

On the women’s side, Trisha Stafford-Odom added four additional recruits.

Madalyn Anderson is a 5-foot-10 shooting guard from Whitby, Ontario, Canada.

Promise Cunningham is a 5-foot-8 combo guard from Seat Pleasant, Maryland.

Khadija Demry is a 5-foot-6 point guard from Brooklyn, New York.

And Nyasia Palmer is a 5-foot-9 guard from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Shaw adds 1

Labette Community College transfer Diamonique Kennedy will play for the Lady Bears next season. Kennedy averaged 8.8 points and five rebounds, and shot 43.5 percent from 3-point range last season.

Hunter returns to MVSU

Lindsey Hunter has been named Mississippi Valley State’s new head men’s basketball coach. Hunter leaves the University of Buffalo, where he was an assistant.

“I am excited about his energy, vision and, most importantly, the impact he will have on our program,” athletics director Dianthia Ford-Kee said.

Hunter is quite familiar with the SWAC. He played at both Alcorn State and Jackson State universities, where he averaged 26.7 points per game as a senior. The Detroit Pistons selected him with the 10th overall pick in the 1993 NBA Draft. He played 17 years in the league, and finished with 7,956 points, 2,021 rebounds and 2,506 assists, and one NBA title with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2002 season.

His official start date is May 1.


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