Kats Add Basketball Recruit

Sam Houston State men's basketball has added a fourth name to its list of signings for the 2008-09 season. Corey Allmond, a 6 foot 1 inch, 180-pound guard from Howard College in Big Spring, Texas, will transfer to SHSU.

The Bearkats signed three high school seniors during the early recruiting period in November. The trio consisted of Antuan Bootle of Houston Saint Thomas, Drae Murray of Huntsville, and Lance Pevehouse of League City.

Allmond is expected to fill the void left by the graduation of the Bearkats' outside scoring threats.

“Corey is a good shooter,” SHSU head coach Bob Marlin said. “But he also runs the point well. I would say he’s more of a combo guard. He’s strong and a good defender. We lost three shooters, so we needed a perimeter shooter especially with the 3-point line moving back a foot.”

At Howard College last season, Allmond shot over 50 percent from the field and 42 percent from 3-point range with nearly 100 treys.

He was the Western Junior College Athletic Conference’s sixth leading scorer with 17.9 points per game. He was named to the All-WJCAC first team.

The shooting guard from Oxon Hill, Md. joins the three other Bearkat signees, Drae Murray from Huntsville, Antuan Bootle from Houston and Lance Pevehouse of League City.

Autuan Bootle, a 6-7, 265-pound senior at Saint Thomas High School in Houston, has signed a letter-of-intent to attend Sam Houston State University and play men’s basketball for Head Coach Bob Marlin.

Bootle is the third and final early signing for the Bearkat men’s basketball program. Last week, Drae Murray of Huntsville and Lance Pevehouse of League City also inked letters of intent with Sam Houston State.

Bootle is a third team preseason All-Greater Houston selection as a senior. Both his sophomore and junior seasons he earned All-District and TAPS first team all-state honors. He led Saint Thomas to the state finals as a sophomore and the regional finals his junior year.

Averaging 16.1 points and 17.2 rebounds last year, he earned district “Most Valuable Player” honors.

Murray, a 5-10 guard, has led Huntsville to a 55-12 in his three seasons as a Hornet. As a junior he helped lead Huntsville to the Class 4A Region III.

Pevehouse is a 6-1 shooting guard who helped lead Clear Creek High School to the regional quarterfinals two years ago. He is a freshman for San Jacinto Junior College in Houston. He played last year for Army Prep in New York where he averaged 20.1 points and 4.2 assists.

As a senior at Clear Creek, he averaged 16. 3 points and 4.3 assists. He earned all-district honors both as a junior and a senior.



 
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