Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Midwest PG Signs With Sheridan College

Sheridan College coach Steve Smiley signed guard RJ Leverette on Monday, June 20th. RJ is a 6'0", 160 pound point guard from Grandview High School in Missouri. RJ had a great career at Grandview where he played in the Missouri State Championship game his sophomore year with Colorado University standout and first-round NBA draft pick Alec Burks. As a Bulldog, RJ averaged 19.2 points, 6.3 assists, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.9 steals a game. Last year against Stanley High School, RJ scored 26 points and dished out 12 assists in Grandview's win. He also had a breakout performance against Belton when he went off for 36 points and 6 assists. Leverette will bring the scoring side to the point guard position that will compliment fellow freshman Donald Gaddy's pass first mentality. Coach Smiley has never recruited from the Kansas City area before, but was very happy to see RJ still around during the summer.

Coach Smiley on RJ: "We're really excited to have RJ's commitment to play for us next year. Coach Davis did a great job in initially focusing on RJ and developing a relationship with him. RJ had a great visit to campus and we were all really impressed with RJ as a player and more importantly, as a person. He has a chance to be a really good player at our level, and I truly believe he will move on to the Division 1 level after his time at Sheridan if he continues to work hard and develop his body and his overall game."

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