Mike LaTulip joined Illinois as a preferred walk-on. GETTY IMAGES

College Basketball: Wright State Raiders sign two players

New Wright State men’s basketball coach Scott Nagy has signed his first two players.

Loudon Vollbrecht, a 6-foot-8, 300-pound post player, and Mike LaTulip, a 6-1 guard, will join the Raiders this fall.

Vollbrecht, a Geneva (Ill.) High School graduate, averaged 10.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per game as a junior. He didn’t play as a senior after suffering an ACL tear in his final high school football game. Vollbrecht gave a verbal commitment to Nagy and South Dakota State in the fall.

“We’re happy to have Loudon as part of Wright State, we feel like he brings a unique skill set to our team,” Nagy said in a release. “There are very few players his size that have the ability to move the way he does. He has great hands and is a good passer. Now that his focus is basketball only, we think he is going to make huge strides as a player.”

LaTulip graduated from Illinois this month and will be eligible to play immediately after he redshirted this past season. In high school, he averaged 22 points per game at Prospect High School in Arlington Heights, Ill. LaTulip was a second-team, all-state pick as a senior.

“Mike brings so much to the program such as experience, shooting, ball handling that will be a major plus for Wright State,” Nagy said. “His basketball I.Q. is extremely high and we look forward to him being an important part of the team. He’s excited to be a Raider and we are happy to have him.”

Nagy left South Dakota State in March after 21 seasons to become the head coach at Wright State.

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