NEW BRITAIN - The Central Connecticut State menâ€™s basketball team already has its first signings for the 2018-19 season.
Head coach Donyell Marshall announced the Blue Devils added two players during the early signing period on Tuesday in Michael Underwood and Karrington Wallace.
"We have added two student-athletes who are going to be very valuable as we continue to build a successful program going forward," Marshall said.
Underwood is a 6-foot-5 wing from Southwest High School in Fort Worth, TX. As a junior, he was named District 7-5A Offensive MVP and to the All-District First Team.
"We want to continue to find shooters, which is what Mike brings to the program," Marshall said. "He also has a great attitude and is willing to do whatever is asked to help the team win."
Wallace is a 6-foot-7 forward from Archbishop Wood High School in Warminster, PA. He helped the Vikings post a 28-3 mark as a junior and win both the Philadelphia Catholic League and the Class 5A state title. He had three blocked shots in the state championship game Archbishop Wood, who is among the top teams in the highly competitive Philadelphia Catholic League.
"Karrington is a very similar player to Mustafa [Jones]," Marshall said. "He's a very athletic, high-energy player who can step out and shoot, as well as block shots. He is coming from a winning program and we're excited about his abilities."
CCSU is currently is 8-7 on the season and 1-1 in Northeast Conference play. The Blue Devils will be back in action onÂ Thursday when they travel to Fairleigh Dickinson.
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