A quartet of sophomores from Neosho County C.C. in Chanute, Kan., are moving on to four-year schools in the fall.
Panthers Asst. Coach Ryan Koudele informed JUCO Junction that three more Neosho players have signed this spring. Earlier this month, we reported that Bobby Leach was commmitted to Texas A&M.
Since that time, 6-5 combo forward Gameli Ahelegbe has signed with Minnesota State University at Mankato, 6-6 power forward Wilder Auguste committed to Sam Houston State and 6-5 forward Michael Cuffee inked with Middle Tennessee State.
Cuffee, a native of Philadelphia, should be an impact player for Middle Tennessee next year. He averaged 18.6 points and 9.1 rebounds this season for the Panthers. He's a rugged forward who attacks the basket and is very active on the offensive glass.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Auguste was one of the top rebounders in the Jayhawk Conference as a sophomore. He pulled down almost seven rebounds a game, which ranked 18th in the 19-team league.
Ahelegbe, who hails from Oakdale, Minn., will be returning to the Land of 10,000 Lakes for his college ball.
Ahelegbe can play both inside and on the wing. He ranked eighth in three point field goal shooting percentage this season, connecting at a 41 percent clip.
Thanks in large part to these four sophomores (plus St. Francis-NY early signee Sean Dantzler), Neosho County finished 22-8 overall and 12-6 in the Jayhawk East.