Nov. 10, 2010
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss head men's basketball coach Larry Eustachy has announced the signings of three recruits to letters-of-intents for the 2011-12 academic year.
Keith DeWitt (High Point, N.C.), Anthony Nieves (Bronx, N.Y.) and Christian Robbins (Foxworth, Miss.) have signed to play with the Golden Eagles next year.
DeWitt, a 6-10 power forward, is in his second year at Chipola (Fla.) Junior College. Last year, DeWitt played in 16 games, recording 12 double-doubles in helping to lead the Indians to a 19-9 record. Through two games this year, DeWitt is averaging 7.5 points and 6.5 rebounds.
The High Point, N.C., native played his prep ball at Charis Prep where he was a three-star prospect by both Rivals.com and Scout.com. As a junior, he was named the team's Most Valuable Player after averaging 16.9 points, 11.1 rebounds and 3.4 blocks. DeWitt becomes the fourth player from Chipola to sign with the Golden Eagles in the last three years, joining seniors Gary Flowers and Torye Pelham, and sophomore LaShay Page.
Nieves is a 6-4 guard who is currently at East Central (Miss.) Community College. Through four games, he is averaging 9.5 points, 3.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds. Last year, the Bronx, N.Y. native was at Western Texas College, where he concentrated solely on academics. The previous year, he played at Southwestern (Calif.) Community College, averaging 12.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Nieves picked Southern Miss over Cincinnati, Hofstra, Houston, UTEP and Wright State.
Christian Robbins, a 6-10 center, is playing at Columbia Academy. Robbins is rated a two-star prospect by Scout.com. This year, through five games, he is averaging 16.6 points, 12.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game. His 12.6 rebound per game is sixth in the state of Mississippi. Last year, Robbins scored 9.2 points, grabbed 9.1 rebounds and blocked 4.9 shots per game. He was named one of the Top 40 Seniors to Watch by the Clarion Ledger.