|The Middle Tennessee men’s basketball program has inked a forward to a National Letter of Intent during the NCAA late signing period as announced by head coach Kermit Davis on Wednesday.
Jacquez Rozier, a 6-7, 210-pound, forward of Waycross, Ga., played for Purvis Dukes at Burke County High School last season. As a senior, Rozier averaged more than 18 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for Burke County High School.
“Jacquez is a really talented 6-7, 210-pound, forward that has a high skill level for his size. He shoots a good percentage from the three, passes the ball well and is also a very good rebounder which is a good combination,” Davis said. “What we think makes him a complete package is that he is a very good high school student, has two great parents and has been coached by one of the best high school coaches in the state of Georgia.”
Rozier received team MVP honors at the GACS North-South All-Star Game after scoring a team high 17 points for the South. Rozier was also a McDonald’s All-American nominee and ranked as the No. 97 power forward in the nation by ESPN.com.
“It is a great opportunity that not many people have. I really like the coaches, players and think it is a good place to be. I am looking forward to being a Blue Raider,” Rozier said.
Rozier also received First Team All-State by the Georgia Coaches Association, First Team All-Region AAA, First Team All-Area by the Augusta Chronicle and Second Team All-State Atlanta Journal Constitution honors during his senior campaign.
“Middle Tennessee is a great opportunity for Jacques. He is a special student-athlete, solid player and has just been a joy to coach,” Dukes said. “I told Coach Davis he is like a son to me and to take care of my son while he is at Middle Tennessee.”
Rozier joins junior college signees and guards Bruce Massey, Marcos Knight and Raymond Cintron in the 2011 class for the Blue Raiders. Rozier was also recruited by South Carolina, Minnesota and Winthrop just to name a few. The 2011 Middle Tennessee signing class has been ranked as high as 19th by HoopScoopOnline.com.