Bluefield, WV- The Big Blues Men's Basketball Program has announced their 2017-2018 Signing Class consisting of 4 players, 2 of whom are from the surrounding Bluefield Area. On the overall 2017-2018 Class, Head Coach Derrick Price said, "I am really excited for the 2017-2018 season. Our returners along with these student-athletes coming in are putting us on the right path for our goal of competing for a USCAA National Championship."
Ritter comes to the Big Blues from Davidson County Community College where he averaged 12 points per game and 7 assists per game at the Point Guard position. "Jeremy is a great floor General and leader with the ability to score when needed. I'm looking forward to him providing leadership on and off the court for the next 2 years," said Coach Price.
Loris Lawson will be joining the Men's Basketball Program for the 17-18 season after completing one season at Johnston Community College. Loris will be adding size to Bluefield State immediately, helping the Big Blues on the glass and providing them with some much-needed strength in the frontcourt. "His athletic ability will help out with the up tempo style of basketball we will run this season. I am looking forward to him making an impact on our team right away," said Coach Price.
Wayne Brookman stays close to home as a West Virginia native. Brookman is very familiar to the Big Blues Basketball Program, going to High School at. "Wayne is a very strong post player that can help the Blues out tremendously on the offensive end once on campus. He will be a physical player in the post and hard to keep off the glass," said Coach Price.
Phillips will join the Big Blues program after leaving Richlands High School as the all-time leading scorer in Men's Basketball history. The Phillips family is very familiar with the Bluefield Area, with his dad playing College basketball at rival Bluefield College. "We are truly excited to have Luke join the program. He brings some of everything to the table for the Big Blues. He can shoot, rebound, handle the ball and has a great basketball IQ," said Coach Price. "Anytime you can get a player that scored over 1500 points in his high school career; that a win for your program."