Saturday, July 9, 2016
Virginia State Trojans Basketball Signs Granberry and Corum
ETTRICK, Virginia -- After tallying several accolades during the 2015-16 season, to include the 2016 CIAA Men's Basketball Championship Title, Head Coach Lonnie Blow, Jr. has begun the process of adding A1 talent to his team.
A transfer from Neosho Country Community College in Chanute, KS, Richard Granberry is a 6-8 forward from Chester, PA. Last season, Granberry was a key player for his team in regular and post season play, earning him a spot on the All-KJCCC (Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference) and All-Region 1st Team. Along with averaging 15.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game, Granberry helped make history for the Neosho Country Panthers by advancing to the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) National Tournament.
"I'm looking forward to seeing how well Granberry's talent jells with the returners," said Coach Blow. "He is accustomed to being a team player, which helps in not only securing baskets but executing plays."
Coach Blow has also signed true freshman Andrew Corum, a Middleburg, VA native from Middleburg Academy. Last season, the 6-6 forward averaged 12 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Tallying several player of the game honors and the 2014-15 VISAA (Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association) D-III Player of the Year Award, Corum will help solidify the Trojans 2016-17 roster. "Corum has fresh talent that will assist us in playing great basketball this season," said Coach Blow. "The overall objective is to focus on one game at a time and work smart on the court. Corum will surely help the Trojans do just that!"
Both student-athletes will also bring academic and community service enrichment to men's basketball and VSU Athletics as the Trojans continue to build academic and athletic champions.
"These two gentlemen are well rounded and will be a great addition to the team and the department," said Coach Blow. "After losing three seniors from last seasonCs championship team, Granberry and Corum will add depth to our 2016-17 roster."
For more information on VSU Trojans men's basketball, follow Trojans Athletics on Twitter @VSUsports, or call 804-524-5030.
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