(Sheridan) – Sheridan College sophomore guard Ron Mvouika has committed to Missouri State University for the 2013-2014 season. Mvouika, a 1st Team All-Region Selection, averaged 19.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game this past season for the Generals, leading them to a 24-7 records and a share of the Region IX North Championship. Ron was 1st in scoring in Region IX North and 2nd in rebounding while shooting 48% from the field, 39% from three-point range, and 72% from the charity stripe.
“I’m excited to continue my playing career for the Missouri State Bears. To play for Coach Lusk in such a great league, and against a high level of competition is going to be a great challenge that I am excited to take on” said Mvouika. “Sheridan College has helped me be a better person. I not only grew in basketball, but as a man. Coach Smiley & Coach Magrino have been great mentors, and my teammates are my brothers. I give glory to God in everything and thank him for everything he has given me in my life.”
Coach Smiley had this to say on Ron’s commitment: “We’re really excited that Ron has decided to continue his career at Missouri State. We think it will be a great fit for him, and we’re confident that he’s found a great situation. Ron has matured as much as any kid that we’ve had from the start of his freshman year to this point in his career, and I think he’ll continue to grow & improve at Missouri State. It will be a tremendous challenge for Ron to be a contributor in such a great conference, but we’re confident that he will find a way to help Missouri State for the next two years. We’re very proud of him.”
The Missouri State University Bears compete in the Missouri Valley Conference along with 2013 NCAA Tournament teams Creighton University and Wichita State. Missouri State finished the 2012-2013 season with an 11-22 record while having the 7th youngest team in NCAA Division I Basketball. The Bears fell short against Wichita State in the quarter-finals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, 69-59, ending their season.