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RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team signed a pair of guards – Wendell Green Jr. and Trevin Wade – on Wednesday, head coach A.W. Hamilton announced.
Green Jr. is a three-star guard (Rivals) out of La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana. He is rated by 247 Sports’ Evan Daniels as the 16th best available point guard in the 2020 class.
Originally from Detroit, the 5’10” Green Jr. led La Lumiere School to a 38-1 record and an appearance in the Geico High School National Title Game in 2019.
Green Jr. chose EKU over the likes of TCU, DePaul, Akron and Rhode Island.
“Wendell is one of the best point guards in the country,” Hamilton said. “He is the son of a coach and it is most evident in meaningful games with his extremely high basketball IQ.”
“I want to recognize Mike Allen and my staff for doing their work early in evaluating and building a strong relationship with Wendell, a student-athlete who was recruited by several Power 5 programs and is rated as one of the top point guards in the country,” Hamilton continued. “Wendell led his team to the high school national championship game last season as a junior. He’s a fearless leader, a winner, and will make an immediate impact in our program.”
Wade is a 5’11” guard out of Georgia Highlands College in Rome, Georgia. He attended South Plains College during the 2018-19 season, helping the Texans reach the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division-I Final Four.
A native of Marietta, Georgia, Wade played high school basketball at Montverde Academy in Florida. He helped lead Montverde to the 2018 Geico High School National Championship. He also won the 2018 Beach Ball Classic Dunk Contest.
Wade held offers from Manhattan, Troy and Longwood.
“Trevin is one of the toughest guards in the country,” Hamilton said. “He won a national championship at the high school level with Montverde Academy, and he followed that up by guiding South Plains to the national junior college tournament last season.”
“Our fans will love the passion Trevin plays with and his winning mentality,” Hamilton added. “Trevin will be a difference maker both on and off the floor during his time here at EKU.”