TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (August 25, 2017) - Tallahassee Community College head men's basketball coach Mark White has announced his 2017 signing class.
White, who is entering his third season as the Eagles' head coach, signed 11 players who will join rising sophomore returnees Leon Freeman-Daniels (F/Atlantic City, N.J.) and Jacob Winston (G/Montgomery, Ala.), as well as redshirt freshman Bamba Jaye (F/ Dakar, Senegal).
This class features seven guards and four forwards and each hails from the United States but from a different state (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Virginia), with the exception of Florida and Georgia, who boast two signees each.
Here is a closer look at the Eagles' 2017 signees:
Chris Agbo (F/Atlanta, Ga./Covenant Christian Ministries Academy)
Coach White on Agbo: "Chris is one of our early fall signees, two words that would describe Chris is 'physically gifted.' He is six-foot-eight, 240 pounds with less than five percent body fat. Chris is a high level rebounder, he does a great job going after rebounds which is half the battle. We look forward to developing his offensive identity over the course of the year."
Corey Douglas (F/Louisville, Ky./Rice University)
Coach White on Douglas: "Corey is a blue collar worker and comes to work every day with a great attitude. He's a team player and has great leadership ability. The thing that we love about Corey is that he's been coached up really well by his former coaches. For what he lacks physically, he makes up for it with his intelligence. Corey will be a big piece to the success of our team. He has already verbally committed to Virginia Commonwealth."
C.J. Fisher (G/Pembroke Pines, Fla./University of North Florida)
Coach White on Fisher: "C.J. is a six-foot-two, 190 pound guard who will see time both at the point guard and off guard positions. One of C.J.'s strengths that we will encourage is getting to the basket. Because of his physical strength, it's hard for defenders to keep him out of the paint. He is also a really good defender on and off the ball. We will rely on his maturity to play a major role in the development of our younger players as well."
Darrion Fluker (F/Tallahassee, Fla./TAI Academy)
Coach White on Fluker: "Darrion will bring a physical presence and toughness to our team. He's an energy player, plays hard every possession. His offensive skills have improved in the short time he's been with us and will continue to get better over time."
Quentin Jackson (G/Cary, N.C./University of North Carolina Charlotte)
Coach White on Jackson: "Q.J. is an extremely talented player. He is one of the most athletic point guards in the country. When you add that with his ability to score and also be a playmaker for his teammates, you have an elite player. Our expectations are very high on what he will bring to this team."
Trevor Lewis (G/ Midlothian, Va./Fayetteville [N.C.] Technical CC)
Coach White on Lewis: "Trevor will bring good experience coming from his year at Fayetteville Tech. He will have the opportunity to have time at both guard spots. He is quick, a great shooter and an unselfish player. He is a hard worker with high character and that is what we value highly at TCC. He will fit in well to the values and vision we have here."
Samuel Mack (G/Las Vegas, Nev./Lincoln [Ill.] Trail College)
Coach White on Mack: "Sam will give us a tremendous shooting option on the perimeter. Has the ability to play multiple positions. His dad (Sam, Sr.) played in the NBA, so he has good pedigree. Solid addition to the roster."
Jaquan Morris (G/Suwanee, Ga./Collins Hill HS)
Coach White on Morris: "Jaquan is also one of our early fall signees. He is naturally inclined to go score. He has really good offensive instincts and a good feel for the game. He is a shot maker, has deep range on his jump shot and is a really good slasher and finisher."
Kristian Santos (F/ Geneva, Ill./University of Illinois-Chicago)
Coach White on Santos: "K.J. has already been a great addition to our team. He is a very talented athlete and a tremendous young man. He has a professional mindset and that is going to rub off on those around him. He works very hard and leads by example. Santos is a very difficult player to defend because of his size and skill set. He's six-foot-eight, over 200 pounds, long, strong, and athletic. We will use his versatility to our advantage this year. He has already verbally committed to the University of Missouri."
Christian Swiney (G/Hightstown, N.J./ Notre Dame HS)
Coach White on Swiney: "Christian is a six-foot-four wing that can score at all three levels. He's athletic, strong, and tough, exactly what we're looking for this year. He loves to compete and plays with a lot of passion. He will fit in well with the culture we are cultivating here among our student-athletes with high good character and work ethic."
Javien Williams (G/Birmingham, Ala./University of Alabama-Birmingham)
Coach White on Williams: "J.D. has effortless potential. The type of things that he does on the floor, he makes them look so easy. He's a six-foot-five playmaker with NBA athleticism and a really good finisher. He can finish over you or around you. He is at his best running in transition for dunks and threes. We will look to get him the ball early and often as possible in transition."