Thursday, June 1, 2017

MSSU basketball signs guard from St. Louis

(From MSSU Lions Athletic News)

Missouri Southern men's basketball coach Jeff Boschee has announced the addition of Koray Gilbert to a National Letter of Intent to attend Missouri Southern and play basketball beginning in the fall of 2017.

Gilbert, a 6-4 guard from St. Louis, comes to Southern after a standout prep career at Vashon High School where he played for coach Tony Irons and the Wolverines.

A two-year letter winner on the court, Gilbert helped lead Vashon to back-to-back state championships and a 27-3 record this past year. As a senior, Gilbert averaged 9.9 points per game, while shooting 77 percent from the field, 72 percent from the three point line and 75 percent from the free throw line. Gilbert averaged 2.4 rebounds per game.

The son of Tina Mays, Gilbert is undecided on his future major at Southern.

"We are excited about the addition of Koray to our family," Boschee said. He gives us another addition to our freshmen class that will have a great impact on our program. He is a big guard that can shoot it from deep and also has the ability to handle and finish at or above the rim. He provides great length and athleticism on the defensive end of the floor and comes from a great family. We're happy he chose to be a Lion."

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