Sheridan College freshman R.J. Leverette has committed to play for the Missouri Southern Lions next season. Leverette started 22 games for the Generals this past season, averaging 9.2 points per game, 3.1 rebounds, and dished out 2.7 assists per game. A great outside shooter, Leverette shot 38% from beyond the arc, hitting a team high 52 three-point baskets on the year. Leverette had a season high 23 points against Gillette College going 7-7 from beyond the arc.
Coach Smiley commented on R.J.'s commitment: “We’re really happy for R.J. and his decision to move on to Missouri Southern. R.J. was an academic qualifier out of high school and we knew that he would have opportunities to move on after this freshmen year, and Missouri Southern is a great fit. We really felt that R.J.’s best chance to impact a program at the NCAA level would be if he has 3 years remaining at his next school, so this is a great situation for everybody. He’ll have a chance to compete for playing time immediately and will hopefully have a great career!”
Missouri Southern finished the year with an impressive 22-8 record, ranked #23 in the nation before losing in the NCAA Division II basketball Midwest Regional. A member of the prestigious MIAA Conference, Missouri Southern is located in Joplin, Missouri.