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UALR Basketball Signs Deshaun Corprew


UALR basketball has taken a step toward recapturing the Mike Newell-era magic of the mid-1980s with the commitment of a four-star high school player who appears to be the highest rated player in the program’s history.

Deshaun Corprew, a 6-6 guard from North Carolina rated by recruiting outlet 247Sports as the No. 90 player in class of 2016, chose UALR over offers from the likes of Texas, Florida State, North Carolina State,  Kansas State and Wichita State. Understandably, some fans are in a state of semi-shock. The players of Corprew’s caliber who play for Sun Belt Conference programs almost always go that route as second option after transferring from high major programs. It’s very rare for such a player to commit to a Sun Belt team from the get-go.

So, why did this four-star recruit choose UALR?

Read the full story at Sporting Life Arkansas.

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Little Rock native Evin Demirel is the author of African-American Athletes in Arkansas: Muhammad Ali’s Tour, Black Razorbacks and Other Forgotten Stories. Follow him on Twitter @evindemirel.

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