Redbird Basketball Signs Forward Ransom
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April 25, 2014
NORMAL, Ill. - Six-foot-eight, 240-pound forward Will Ransom has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to continue his education and basketball career at Illinois State, head coach Dan Muller announced Friday. A Fort Worth, Texas native, Ransom has two years of eligibility remaining after transferring from Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, Fla.
"Will is a very talented and physical post who is ultra-competitive," Muller said. "He plays with incredible energy and passion, and we are excited about what he will bring to our team."
As a sophomore at Daytona State in 2013-14, Ransom averaged 7.2 rebounds per game, including 3.1 offensive boards to lead the team and rank No. 71 among National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I players. Ransom also shot 52-for-109 (47.7 percent) from the field while averaging 4.9 points and 1.0 blocks during 27 starts and 29 total appearances.
Ransom collected 10 or more rebounds eight times throughout his sophomore campaign, including a career-best 15 boards in Daytona State's win over Palm Beach State College (Nov. 12). He also recorded three double-digit scoring efforts while helping Daytona State win the Mid-Florida Conference regular-season championship with a 7-2 league mark and a 24-6 overall record. For his efforts, Ransom was named to the Mid-Florida Conference Second Team.
During his freshman season, Ransom averaged 4.7 rebounds, 3.5 points and 1.1 blocks at Paris Junior College in Paris, Texas. He was also a standout player at North Crowley High School in Fort Worth, Texas.
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