Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Lindsey Wilson College Signs Three for 2016-17

Lindsey Wilson College has signed three players for the 2016-17 season.

Allen Costley, College of Central Florida

Head coach of the Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team, Paul Peck, announced the signing of transfer student-athlete, Allen Costley, on Tuesday.

Costley comes to Lindsey Wilson after a two-year stint at College of Central Florida in Ocala, Florida.

Over his two seasons at College of Central Florida, he appeared in 59 games making 32 starts. He averaged 19.1 minutes a game, where he scored 6.7 points. He shot 36.0 percent from beyond the arc for the Patriots, including shooting 40 percent last season.

Costly totaled 186 rebounds and 52 assists during his time at College of Central Florida, while shooting 51.8 percent from the floor.

Prior to attending College of Central Florida, Costley attended Milford Mill Academy in Baltimore, Maryland.

During his time at Milford Mill, he won a state championship as a junior, while also beating DeMatha Catholic High School during his high school career.

"I am very excited to have Allen Costley join us," Peck said. "He brings in a wealth of experience and athletic ability.

"He was a standout player in high school and he continued his success at one of the best junior college programs in the country, where he played for NJCAA Coach of the Year, Tim Ryan. He can play multiple positions on the floor and you can see how much he enjoys playing the game."

Marshall Griffith, Gulf Coast State Community College

The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team has added transfer student-athlete Marshall Griffith for the upcoming 2016-17 season, head coach Paul Peck announced on Tuesday.

Griffith joins the Blue Raiders after spending one season at Gulf Coast State Community College in Panama City, Florida, and will have three years of eligibility remaining.

In his lone season at Gulf Coast State, the 6-foot-1, 175-pound guard played in 29 out of a possible 30 games, making 16 starts. He averaged 5.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game while helping the Commodores to an 18-12 record. Griffith shot 39.0 percent from the floor, and 34.8 percent from three-point range including 32 made three pointers, the fourth most on the team.

Prior to attending Gulf Coast State, Griffith attended Daviess County High School in Owensboro, Kentucky.

At Daviess County, the sharpshooting combo guard appeared in all 26 games as a senior in 2014-15. He led the team in scoring averaging 20.8 points per game while grabbing 3.8 rebounds per contest. Griffith led the Panthers to an 18-8 record, shooting 50.9 percent from the floor, 38.1 percent from three, and 83.1 percent from the charity stripe.

​"We are happy Marshall is coming back home to Kentucky," Peck said. "He had a great career at Daviess County High School and a very solid year at Gulf Coast State Community College, playing in one of the top conferences in the National Junior College Athletic Association against some of the best players in the country.

"Marshall is a very strong and athletic player that can guard all three positions on the perimeter. He can shoot the ball from deep beyond the arc and will help solidify our backcourt. I cannot wait to see him in a Blue Raider uniform next season."

Zach Reeves, Christ School (NC)

The Lindsey Wilson men's basketball program added high school senior Zach Reeves for the upcoming 2016-17 season, head coach Paul Peck announced on Thursday.

Reeves, originally from Rolesville, North Carolina, joins the Blue Raiders from the highly-touted Christ School in Arden, N.C., where 23 student-athletes have signed or gone on to play collegiate basketball since 2009.

During his senior campaign at Christ, Reeves helped lead the Greenies to a 23-8 record with a perfect 8-0 mark in league play, advancing to the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA) State Quarterfinals.

As a senior captain, the 6-foot-5, 195-pound Reeves averaged eight points, five rebounds and five assists per game en route to helping Christ capture the Carolina Athletic Association regular season and tournament championships.

In the classroom, Reeves is a high honor roll student at Christ.

"Zach is a great team player from a terrific high school program," Peck said. "He is a great fit for our program and a tremendous athlete with excellent skills. He will make us better immediately."

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