Seven-footer signs with Alcorn State

Published 7:53 pm Wednesday, July 25, 2018

ASU Sports Information

LORMAN. – The average height of the 2018-19 Alcorn State University men’s basketball roster increased significantly with the addition of seven-foot transfer Alonzo Campbell, announced Wednesday by head coach Montez Robinson.

Campbell comes to Alcorn after spending last season at Paris Junior College where he tallied a 3.4 grade point average. Labeled as a rim protector, Campbell shot 57.1 percent from the field on the offensive end and averaged 8.1 points per game last season.

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Originally from Portland, Oregon, Campbell attended Gahanna Lincoln High School in Ohio and played AAU basketball for All-Ohio White. He started his collegiate career at Stony Brook and redshirted before transferring to Paris Junior College.

“I’m really excited for Alonzo to be a part of our basketball team. We haven’t had a student-athlete of his size or length here at Alcorn in a long time, and it will make a difference on both ends of the court,” said Robinson. “We’re competing with teams in the SWAC that have been adding more and more size to their rosters, and Alonzo will help us match up.”

The center will have two years of eligibility remaining at Alcorn. Campbell becomes the fourth signee to the 2018-19 roster along with guards Johnathan Floyd and Jael Scott, and forward DeShaw Andrews.