USM men's basketball signs two players

USM men's basketball signs two players

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Southern Miss men's basketball program announced the additions of LaDavius Draine and Boban Jacdonmi Wednesday.

Draine is from Calhoun City, where he produced a stellar high school career. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound guard finished his senior year averaging 30.2 points and 11.2 rebounds per game. He was a three-time District 4-2A MVP and finished his career with 2,318 points.

"We're very excited about the addition of LaDavius, not only basketball-wise but for his character," Golden Eagle head coach Doc Sadler said in a release. "He's the type of player we want in our program. One of the advantages he has is playing in a program with a coach that demands and gets positive results from his players both on and off the court."

Jacdonmi is Sadler's first international signee at USM. At 6-foot-9 and 250-pounds, the Golden Eagle staff will look for the London native to bolster the front court. He started his college career at Chattanooga State Community College in Tennessee.

A two year starter, Jacdonmi averaged 8.5 points and 5.3 boards as a freshman. He shot 53.4 percent from the field in his sophomore campaign.

"We are very excited that Boban made the decision to come to Southern Miss," Sadler said. "We felt like he fills a need and that his best basketball is ahead of him. When evaluating players, one of the most important things to me is character and wanting to be here. Boban passed all the tests, and we are excited to have him."