The UMKC men’s basketball team announced four signings for its 2016 class Thursday: point guards Xavier Bishop and Broderick Robinson, shooting guard Isaiah Ross and forward Jordan Giles.
“These guys bring great qualities, and fit the style of basketball that we want to play,” UMKC coach Kareem Richardson said in a release.
Bishop, 5 feet 8 from Springfield (Ill.) Lanphier High, averaged 25.6 points and 4.0 assists and was a finalist for Mr. Basketball in Illinois. Robinson, a 6-1 combo guard from Grand Junction, Colo., is a junior-college transfer from Northwest Kansas Tech, where he averaged 13.7 points and 3.9 assists.
“(Bishop) is going to allow us to play faster,” Richardson said. “(Robinson) is an experienced, well-rounded combo guard.”
Giles, 6-7, played last season at Tennessee Prep Academy after graduating from Holy Spirit Catholic in Tuscaloosa, Ala., where he also played wide receiver. Ross, 6-4, played for Hillcrest Academy in Arizona last season after graduating from Davenport (Iowa) West High.
“(Giles) brings unique versatility for his size on the offensive end,” Richardson said. “(Ross) is a big guard that can play multiple positions.”