SPRINGFIELD – Missouri State males’s basketball coach Dana Ford introduced immediately the addition of graduate transfer participant Jaylen Minnett (muh-NET) to his squad for the upcoming season.

Minnett, a 6-foot-1, 180-pounder, is a transfer from IUPUI in Indianapolis the place he performed in 111 video games for the Jaguars over the past 4 seasons and scored 1,403 factors (12.6 ppg) with 285 3-pointers made. He is IUPUI’s profession and season report holder for 3-point discipline objectives and ninth all-time in program historical past in scoring.

“Jaylen is an experienced, dynamic scoring guard that will allow us to play an even more up-tempo, aggressive style on both the offensive and defensive sides of the floor,” mentioned Ford who enters his fourth season at Missouri State. “His versatility and shooting ability allows for us to play him with anyone at any time.”

Originally from Terre Haute, Ind. (Terre Haute South High), Minnett began 14 of the 16 video games he performed in 2020-21 and averaged 16.4 factors and a pair of.9 rebounds. He additionally dropped in 2.6 three-pointers per sport and made 88 p.c of his free throw makes an attempt for an 8-10 squad.

His junior yr in 2019-20, he scored in double figures in 27-of-32 video games, together with 31 begins, and produced 16.6 factors per sport with 115 three-pointers and 110 assists. He was named Horizon League Sixth Man of the Year as a sophomore after scoring 12.0 factors and flattening 78 triples in simply 23.9 minutes per sport.

His efficiency as a freshman in 2017-18 included 7.1 factors per sport with 51 three-pointers, probably the most by any IUPUI freshman in this system’s Division I period.

Minnett holds the excellence of getting the fifth-longest streak in NCAA historical past of consecutive video games with a minimum of one 3-pointer (69). He additionally scored his a thousandth profession level towards Green Bay on Feb. 6, 2020 with a career-high 32 factors and eight 3-pointers in that contest.

His profession at IUPUI included 69 double-figure scoring video games, 18 video games of 20 factors and three video games with 30 factors or extra.

He is Ford’s third addition for subsequent season becoming a member of highschool signee Isaac Haney (6-3, 175, Springfield, Mo., Kickapoo High) and Valparaiso transfer Donovan Clay (6-7, 205, Alton, Ill., Alton High).

The Bears are coming off a 17-7 marketing campaign during which they completed third within the Missouri Valley Conference. MSU returns 90 p.c of its scoring and 92 p.c of its rebounding with all 5 starters returning for the upcoming season.

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