Recruiting Recap: LaShawn Alexander
Head Coach Chad Lister has announced the signing of LaShawn Alexander, a 6’7", 240lb center from Norfolk, Virginia. Lashawn is a transfer student athlete with one year of eligibility left.
He played on the same junior college team (Louisburg College) as senior guard Micah Parker. While at Louisburg his team had a two year record of 65-8, making him the winningest player in school history. They won the conference championship both years. “Agent 32” as he has come to be known by, is a Criminal Justice major and has plans to pursue a law enforcement career after graduation.
Coach Lister on LaShawn: “Some people take longer than others. We give LaShawn a hard time because we have wanted him here since the first time he set foot on campus a year and a half ago. He is going to be great for our team both on and off the floor. On it, he is an absolute animal on the low block, and is a defensive presence in the paint. We love that he comes from a winning background and that every day he pushes himself and his teammates to get better. His experience and leadership will be huge for us. Off the floor he is a guy we love having around. It did not take him long to get to know everyone in our program."
LaShawn on North Greenville: "This University feels like home because of the people on campus. Everyone from the professors, the academic advisors, the coaches, the students, and for sure the players in the locker room. The returners made me feel like one of them over the summer. Hearing the way they talked about the basketball program, and their love for the school meant a lot to me. The coaches are very family oriented and it made me want to be a part of it. I’d be lying if I said winning a championship my senior year isn’t important to me, and we have a great chance to do that here. My father, Sammy Mays Jr, and my uncle, Eric Alexander have been a huge help in getting me to where I am today, and I want to make them proud.”