Men's Basketball

Morehead signs pair of junior-college transfers

Kareem Storey and Billy Reader, who played together in 2012-13 at the College of Southern Idaho, have signed to play college basketball at Morehead State.

Both players have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

"I'm really excited about Kareem and Billy," Coach Sean Woods said. "They are both talented basketball players who will help in our pursuit of an Ohio Valley Conference championship."

Storey, a 5-foot-10 point guard, started his college career at Utah, where he averaged 4.5 points, 3.1 assists and 1.9 rebounds in 31 games in 2011-12. As a sophomore at CSI, he averaged 8.0 points, 3.4 assists and 2.6 boards in 30 junior-college games.

"Kareem should have an impact on our program right away," Woods said. "He played at a very high level as a freshman and was as good as any junior-college point guard in the country last year."

Storey was also being recruited by Fordham and Seton Hall.

The 6-9 Reader began his college career at Montana, averaging 5.1 points and 2.8 rebounds in 12 games as a redshirt freshman in 2011-12. As a sophomore at CSI, Reader averaged 10.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocked shots in 32 games.

"Billy is a skilled post player who has the ability to make a difference for us," Woods said. "He and (senior) Chad (Posthumus) should give us one of the bigger and better front lines in the conference."

Reader was also being recruited by Iona, Iowa State, Nebraska, Portland and San Francisco.