Wright State adds another basketball recruit

Wright State basketball coach Scott Nagy announced Friday that James Manns signed a university letter of intent to play for the Raiders.

A 6-foot-7 forward from Columbus, Manns averaged 18 points, six rebounds, and five assists as a senior at Walnut Ridge High School in 2015-16. Last season he played for Kingston Academy in Middletown, averaging 16 points, seven rebounds and one assist.

“James is perfect for our system,” WSU coach Scott Nagy said. “He has great hands and is a tremendous passer. He handles the ball very well, and is extremely effective in the post. James will be a matchup problem for most teams as they try to figure out how to guard him. He will have an opportunity to impact our team right away.”

Manns joins a 2017-18 recruiting class that includes Tyler Mitchell, a 6-foot guard from Kings High School; Jaylon Hall, a 6-5 guard from Doss High in Louisville, Ky.

The Raiders also added South Dakota State transfer Cole Gentry, a 5-10 guard who is eligible to play this fall, and Drake transfer Bill Wampler, a 6-6 forward who will be eligible in 2018-19.

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