Thunderbirds Sign 6'6" Guard Je'rell Springer to 2017-18 Roster
By SUU Strategic Communication
CEDAR CITY, Utah – The Southern Utah University men's basketball team and head coach Todd Simon are excited to announce the addition of 6'6” guard Je'rell Springer to the 2017-18 Thunderbird roster.
“We are elated to add Je'rell to our program. He embodies what we want the Thunderbird spirit to be as a person and a teammate,” Simon said. “His talented upside as a big guard excites us, and with his work ethic, we believe he will have an impact for Southern Utah basketball.”
Springer, out of Las Vegas, NV, sat out his senior season due to transfer rules after transferring to Desert Pines High School. He was able to practice and be a part of Desert Pines state championship run this season. Before transferring, Springer averaged 20 points, 7.7 rebounds, three steals and two assists per game over his 2015-16 season at Shadow Ridge High School.
Springer is rated as a three-star prospect and ranked No. 6 in Nevada for the 2017 class. He was coached by Mike Uzan at Desert Pines and Mel Brey at 702 Attack. He averaged 20 points per game at the Pangos Sweet 16 this spring.
The versatile guard drew interest from a number of high major programs prior to sitting out last season. Springer went on an official visit to BYU and was recruited by Grand Canyon and Pacific.
Southern Utah previously announced the signings of incoming freshmen Dre Marin, a point guard out of Arizona, and Jordan Lyons, a 6'7” wing out of Ontario, Canada, as well as the signings of Jamil Jackson, a 6'6” junior college wing out of Minnesota, and 2 transfers, Cameron Oluyitan, a 6'6” wing from Boise State and Andre Adams, a 6'9” forward from Arizona State.
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