Men's Basketball

Morehead State adds second transfer from LSU

Corban Collins has transferred from LSU to Morehead State.
Corban Collins has transferred from LSU to Morehead State.

The Morehead State University men's basketball team signed its second transfer from LSU this spring when Corban Collins agreed to join the Eagles.

In April, Jalen Courtney also transferred from LSU to Morehead State.

Both players will sit out the 2013-14 season and be eligible in 2014-15.

Collins will have three years of eligibility at Morehead. Courtney will have one.

Collins, a 6-foot-3 combo guard, played in 27 games for the Southeastern Conference's Tigers as a freshman. He averaged 2.6 points and shot 46 percent from three-point range in 9.1 minutes per game. Collins scored a career-high 19 points at Boise State.

"Corban is another young man who has played at the highest level of college basketball," Said Coach Sean Woods, who is establishing a track record of collecting transfers since his arrival last season. "He has a strong body, great size for a guard and high basketball IQ. His ability to shoot, pass and defend will give us a great option in the backcourt."

A native of High Point, N.C., Collins chose MSU over fellow Ohio Valley Conference member Murray State and Central Florida.

"We're really glad Corban has decided to become an Eagle," Woods said. "He's an elite player who will help us contend for OVC championships in the near future. Corban has received interest from several high-major programs over the years and that speaks to his talent."

Earlier this spring, Woods signed Charlotte transfer DeMario Mayfield and junior-college players DeAndre Leatherwood, Kareem Storey and Billy Reader.

All of those players will be eligible in 2013-14.