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Dillon, Brooks-Harris Sign with Herd Men’s Basketball

Nov. 9, 2017

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Fourth-year Marshall men’s basketball coach Dan D’Antoni officially welcomed guard Jeremy Dillon (Delbarton, W.Va./Mingo Central HS) and forward Cameron Brooks-Harris (Zanesville, Ohio/Zanesville HS), who both signed National Letters of Intent to be a part of the men’s basketball program.

“I’m very happy with this class,” D’Antoni said. “Ever since I first arrived, we’ve been building and building with each signing period and this class is no different. We’ve added shooting, athleticism and length, which are always good things.”

Dillon, a 6-5 shooting guard, is a two-sport athlete who boasts awards on the court and on the gridiron. On the court, the Mingo Central star has already scored over 1,300 points and led his high school to last year’s state semifinals averaging 20 points per game. On the football side of things, Dillon is a Kennedy Award winner, which is given to the West Virginia High School Football Player of the Year, thanks to leading Mingo Central to a 14-0 season and its first state championship in 2016. Dillon has received all-state honors for both sports.

“Jeremy is continuing our tradition of adding someone from the state of West Virginia,” D’Antoni said. “He is an athletic two-sport athlete who brings championship experience and leadership to the team.”


 

 

Brooks-Harris, a 6-7, 170-pound forward with a wingspan approaching 7-0, is coming off a season where he led his high school to an 11-12 record his junior year and collected 13.7 points per game, 7.5 rebounds per game and 2.0 blocks. The forward also earned honorable mention for the Associated Press’ All-Ohio Boys Basketball Team and landed on the AP’s All-East District first team. During his sophomore year, he earned honorable mention honors for the AP’s All-Central District boys all-star basketball team.

“Marshall is getting a man who has outstanding character,” Zanesville head coach Scott Aronhalt said. He has the ability to guard the point guard all the way to the four. He has the ability to shoot the three, he sees the floor well, so he has the ability to pass and his size and athleticism makes him an elite blocker. Since Travis Young went to high school here, I hope Cam continues the proud tradition of sending good players to Marshall.

Tickets for the upcoming 2017-18 season are on sale now through the Marshall Athletic Ticket Office for as low as $10.00 per game, and season ticket renewals have been mailed. For more information, call the Marshall Athletic Ticket Office at (800) THE-HERD or by email at herdtickets@marshall.edu.

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