MSU Bulldog Basketball Recruiting Good News: A Shot of Shaunessy
Posted by Kyle Weidie on November 20, 2008
In state product, Shaunessy Smith, has made good on his verbal commitment to Mississippi State and signed binding scholarship papers to play for the Bulldogs on Wednesday. Rick Stansbury’s recruiting prowess beat out the likes of Clemson, Baylor, and Southern Cal for the services of Smith.
Well….not so fast my friend. Former Bulldog basketballer, T.J. “Brown” Billups, is Shaunessy’s coach at Noxubee County. Former Bulldog great (coach and player), Greg Carter, already let Travis Outlaw get away to the NBA (Carter coached Outlaw at Starkville High). I would have had to let T.J. know if he let Shaunessy get away from playing at The Hump. Just kidding, T.J. and I go back from our college days. He was one of the nicest guys to ever pick up a basketball for the Bulldogs.
You can read more on Shaunessy in a previous Bulldog Maroon & White post, MSU Bulldog Basketball Gets A Commit From Shaunessy Smith.
Other Suggested Reading:
- Shaunessy Smith Signs – Inside Mississippi State Sports with Brad Locke
- MSU signs Dandy Dozen basketball star – Clarion-Ledger.com
- Mississippi State Signs Noxubee County Standout Shaunessy Smith – MStateAthletics.com