Dex Manswell
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Dex Manswell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Scarborough, Tobago

High School:
Scarborough High

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 215

Position:
Forward

At Missouri State

Dex Manswell signed with the Bears in April of 2006 and moves into his final year of eligibility in the program in 2007-08. One of five senior co-captains on the ballclub, Manswell saw limited action last year but will likely earn more playing time in the coming campaign with the mix of inside personnel on the ballclub. Manswell came to Missouri State from Williston State College, a junior college in Williston, N.D. Manswell gives the Bears the same inside quickness and leaping ability the Bears have gotten in the recent past from Kellen Easley, a four-year player with physical skills and athleticism very similar to that possessed by Manswell. Manswell is extremely effective around the basket and has the capability for instant offense or rebounding. He's a hard worker with a chance to give the Bears' a lift this season.

2006-07

Manswell saw limited playing time last season, much of it in non-conference action early in the campaign. He hit 3-of-4 from the field and tallied six points while collecting four rebounds vs. Lincoln (11/21) in his first game for the Bears. Manswell came back with a 3-of-5 shooting night for seven points and four boards vs. Alabama State (11/30). He nailed 2-of-3 from the field in four-point outings at home vs. Evansville (1/9) and at Indiana State (2/3). Manswell blocked two shots in two different games and shot a solid .522 from the field for his season.

Background

Manswell spent two seasons playing for the Williston State Tetons where his coach was Terry Olson. Manswell came late to the game of basketball, not having played in high school in Scarborough, Tobago in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. As a sophomore at Williston State, Manswell averaged 17.0 points, 9.8 rebounds and two blocked shots a game. He gained all-conference selection in the Montana-Dakota junior college league and was also a juco all-region selection. Williston State advanced to the national junior college tournament in Hutchinson, Kan., while the Tetons split the two games they played there. Williston State finished the season with a 23-11 record. Manswell's primary spot in high school in Tobago was cricket where he played goalie.

Personal

Dextroy Denniston Manswell was born Sept. 5, 1984, in Scarborough, Tobago, and is the son of Eldeca Manswell. He has seven brothers and sisters and one brother, Kertson, was on the Trinidad and Tobago national team at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and is now and undefeated heavyweight boxer. Dex has an academic major in hospitality and restaurant administration at Missouri State.

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