November 19, 2012

AU Men's Basketball Adds Two In Early Signing Period

            The Ashland University men's basketball program received two commitments last week during the early signing period.

            The Eagles, who are off to a 1-0 start, have added Jett Speelman (Newark, Ohio/Newark Catholic) and Wendell Davis (Reynoldsburg, Ohio).

            Speelman, a 6-7, 210-pound power forward, was the District 11 player of the year in 2011-12.  He was also the conference player of the year and a first team All-Ohio Division Four selection.  Speelman averaged 19.5 ppg., and 11.5 rpg., as a junior.

            ""We are extremely happy to welcome Jett to our basketball family," said AU head coach John Ellenwood. "Jeff is a ferocious rebounder that has a very high skill set for his size. He will be a great addition to this campus."

            Davis, a 6-5, 205-pound guard-forward, was a Super 12 selection for Central Ohio (top 12 players in the area) last season.  He averaged 16.0 ppg., and 9.0 rpg., and was a first team all-league performer.

            "When Wendell walks into a room he automatically brings energy to it," said Ellenwood. "He is a natural leader who is one of the best on-floor communicators I have ever seen. He will be a leader on and off the floor here at Ashland. As a player he is very versatile with the ability to play four different positions."

            The Eagles play at Urbana on Tuesay (Nov. 20, 7 p.m.). The next home game is Nov. 29 (5:30 p.m.) against Grand Valley State. That is also the GLIAC opener.

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