The Mississippi Valley State men’s basketball program has signed another newcomer for the class of 2010-2011 – bringing the number to five. The signing has also caught the attention of a national basketball site, which had earlier ranked the Delta Devils in the top 100 in the nation in recruiting.
Terrence Joyner is the latest to add his name to the Delta Devil program for the upcoming season. Joyner was a standout performer at Genesis One Christian School in Mississippi before spending a year at both New Mexico State and the College of Eastern Utah.
As a point guard at Genesis One Christian in Mendenhall, Miss., Joyner averaged 13.0 points, 9.0 assists and 3.0 steals in 2006-07. Joyner led Genesis One to the National Christian School Athletic Association (NCSAA) National Championship game. He was rated as the No. 22 point guard on the Rivals.com list. Scout.com ranks him at the No. 39 point guard and as a three-star recruit. Joyner also played AAU ball for M33M, a team NBA all-star Mike Miller sponsored.
Joyner joins earlier commitments Rodricko Ware (East Mississippi Community College/Starkville (Miss.) HS), Falando Jones (Mississippi Delta Community College/Greenwood (Miss.) HS), Jerome Harris (Spoon River Community College/Collins (Ill.) HS and Paul Crosby (Navarro Junior College/Holt (Mich.) HS).
With the signing of Joyner, Mississippi Valley State is now ranked in the top 50 in the nation in the latest recruiting rankings by HoopScoopOnline.com. The Delta Devils were ranked 79th early in the recruiting period. However, with its latest two additions, the program has been recognized for its work during the recruiting season – moving up the rankings to the 47th spot on the list. This marks the second consecutive season of a top 100 recruiting class for head coach Sean Woods’s program.
“This is a testament to the work that MVSU basketball staff is doing,” said Woods. “Assistant coaches Dylan Howard and Chico Potts have worked hard this summer looking for the right players to fit into our program.