Missouri State Adds Juco Standout Mvouika in Spring Class
 
Ron Mvouika
 
Ron Mvouika
 

April 17, 2013

SPRINGFIELD – Missouri State head coach Paul Lusk announced Wednesday (April 17) that Sheridan (Wyo.) College standout Ron Mvouika (6-5, 200, Jr., G, Paris, France, Huntington [W.Va.] Prep) has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Bears during the first day of the spring signing period.

 A prolific scorer and versatile guard, Mvouika (pronounced muh-VEEK-uh) averaged 19.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists this season for Sheridan. The NJCAA All-Region IX first-team pick helped lead coach Steve Smiley’s squad to a 24-7 overall record and share of the Region IX North title in 2012-13. He led the region in scoring and was second regionally in rebounding while shooting 48.2 percent from the field, 38.6 percent (54-for-140) from 3-point range and 72.0 percent from the stripe.

 “We’re very excited to welcome Ron to our program,” said Lusk. “He’s a big guard who can score, rebound and create for others. He comes from a tremendous junior college program where he has proven himself to be a consistent producer, and I feel he’ll be able to do the same for us.”

 As a freshman at Sheridan, he tallied 9.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game in 31 appearances for a 25-7 squad. He also started 12 games, knocked down 32 3-pointers and snagged 26 steals while shooting 52 percent from the floor and 44 percent from long range.

 He finished his high school eligibility at Huntington (W.Va.) Prep for Coach Rob Fulford where he started for the Express.  The native of Paris, France also played at the Canarias Basketball Academy in his native country where he averaged a team-high 25 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists per game for a team that won the French championship. 


 

 

 The Bears received commitments from three high school standouts in the early signing period in November. Already part of Lusk’s second recruiting class at Missouri State are:

  • Tyler McCullough (6-10, 230, C, Fayetteville, Ark., Fayetteville High)
  • Austin Ruder (6-3, 185, SG, Nixa, Mo., Nixa High)
  • Devon Thomas (5-11, 170, PG, Baltimore, Md., Kimball Union Academy)

 The spring signing period continues through May 15 for NCAA Division I programs.

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