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Menís Basketball Picks up Three for 2014-15 Season

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Presbyterian College and head men’s basketball coach Gregg Nibert announced the signing of Guard Davon Bell (Charlotte, N.C.), Forward Desean Murray (Stanley, N.C.) and Forward Stephen Osu (Hernondon, Va.) to National Letters of Intent to join the Blue Hose next fall.

Davon Bell - G - 5-10 - 155 - Charlotte, N.C./Northside Christian
Personal: Born in Charlotte, N.C. Sept. 17, 1995 ... Son of Frederick and Lavonne Bell ... His brother, Rico Bell, played football at Virginia ... Uncle Billy Williams played major league baseball with the Chicago Cubs ... Intends to major in Business Administration ...
High School: Played all four years at Northside Christian on a team that advanced to the state championship game three years, winning the title in two of them ... His team combined for a 92-6 record in three seasons, a NCA school mark ... A four-year letter-winner, Bell averaged 10 points and seven assists as a senior ... Played AAU basketball with fellow signee Desean Murray with Team Charlotte under Jeff Mcinnis ... Team posted a record of 45-6 and was ranked #1 in North Carolina ... Team lost in the final eight this past season ... An honor roll student every quarter, Murray was a member of Spanish and Frisbee Golf Clubs as well as numerous School Activities ... He chose PC because he was impressed with the campus and hospitality on his visit ...

“I’m very excited about both Davon Bell and Desean Murray,” said Nibert.  “Both came from a winning program in Northside Christian High school and a great coach in Byron Dinkins.  Davon is a tremendous point guard who can really handle the ball well and break the defense down.  He's a very unselfish player who loves to pass first.  Davon can pick up the full floor and guard the basket very well.” 

Desean Murray - F - 6-4 - 210 - Stanley, N.C./Northside Christian Academy
Personal: Son of Datari and Berlinsa Murray ... Born in Charlotte N.C., Jan. 30, 1996 ... Intends to major in Business Administration ...
High School: Played several sports in high school, including Basketball, Football, Track, and Soccer ... Lettered in all four sports ... Averaged 22 points and 11 rebounds at East Gaston before transferring to Northside Christian Academy for his senior year ... Played AAU basketball for Team Charlotte under Coach Jeff Mcinnis and alongside fellow signee Davon Bell ... Team posted a record of 45-6 and was ranked #1 in North Carolina ... The team lost in the final eight this past season ... An honor roll student every quarter, Murray was a member of Spanish and Frisbee Golf Clubs as well as numerous School Activities ... On his visit to PC he felt like it would fit in at Presbyterian College ...

“Desean is a great athlete who has a very high motor and is fast around the floor.  Desean can play both forward positions and is an excellent rebounder and defender.  Both Davon and Desean are great students and great fits for Presbyterian College and our program.”

Stephen Osu - F - 6-9 - 240 - Hernondon, Va./Bishop O'Connell
Personal: Born in Lagos, Nigeria ... Son of Sussy Onyiaoraho-Osu and Paul Osu, and Guardian Nancy Lisk ... Intends to major in International Relations
High School: Played all four years for a basketball team at Bishop O'Connell that was WCAC champion in 2013, as well as Alhambra Champion ... His team was ranked 15th in the USA Today poll this season, and #1 in the Washington, D.C. area ... He chose PC because it was the perfect roster for him to come in and contribute ... 

“Stephen comes from a much respected program in Bishop O'Connell, and he plays for a tremendous coach in Joe Wooten.  Stephen gives a much needed size in the post.  He can score on the block and has great potential.  Stephen is a great student and great for our program.”

After three straight on the road to open the 2013-14 season, the Blue Hose return to Templeton Center Monday, Nov. 18, to host Toccoa Falls at 7:45 p.m.

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