Clayton State men’s basketball adds four more to signing class | Sports
Clayton State men’s basketball head coach Vince Alexander recently announced the addition of four student-athletes to the program.
Alexander previously added two future Lakers with Bryce Weinmunson (Mandeville, Louisiana) and Dudley Blackwell (Miami, Fla.) signing for Clayton State. Weinmunson will be making his college debut while Blackwell is a transfer from Division I Iowa State.
Christian Chambers (Augusta), Pape Momar Cisse (Dakar, Senegal), Philip Pepple Jr. (Shoreline, Washington) and Philip Schultheis (Peachtree City) are the latest players to join Laker Nation for the 2022-23 season.
Chambers, a 6-foot-2 guard, is a transfer from NCAA Division II Columbus State, where he averaged 10.7 points and was the 2020-21 Rookie of the Year. of the Peach Belt Conference. He played high school basketball at Evans.
“We are very happy to have Christian join our family,” said Alexander. “We love everything about him. Christian is an exceptional young man with a very high character and he’s a guard who can score on all three levels. We can’t wait to get him on the pitch.”
Cisse is a transfer from Division I North Alabama, where the 6-foot-10 post played 28 games. The Dakar, Senegal native played basketball at Central Pointe Christian High School in Kissimmee, Florida.
“We are very happy to have Pape join our family,” said Alexander. “Pape will give us depth; he’s capable of stretching the ground and he should be a tremendous help on glass and defence.”
The 6-7 Pepple hails from Shoreline, Washington, and is a transfer from Division I Idaho. He averaged 4.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in 17.5 minutes last season.
“We’re really excited to have Philip join the Laker family,” Alexander said. “Philip brings a wealth of experience and maturity to our program and he will bring great depth inside. He will also provide scoring, rebounding and toughness, which is what we think we need to compete in this league and at nationwide.”
Schultheis played locally at Starr’s Mill, where he graduated this year. The 6-3 guard earned second-team all-region and second-team all-county honors as a senior.
“We can’t wait for Philip to join our Laker family,” said Alexander. “He’s an exceptional young man who can really shoot the ball. He has a terrific attitude and work ethic, which we believe will allow him to have an exceptional career at Clayton State.”
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