LAFAYETTE — The Louisiana-Lafayette men’s basketball team officially added two members to its 2015 signing class Friday in Jerekius Davis and Jay Hedgeman, bringing the class to four members.
Hedgeman, who is transferring from San Jacinto College, and Davis, a Jackson, Mississippi prep star, are joining Lafayette High guard Corey Davis and Itawamba Community College guard Tyrone Wooten in the class.
The 6-foot-6 Davis led Provine High School to the Mississippi Class 6A semifinals in each of the last three seasons.
He was particularly productive during his senior season, averaging 24.6 points and 11 rebounds per game.
“Jerekius is a combo forward that brings strength, scoring and rebounding to our team,” coach Bob Marlin said in a news release. “He is a versatile player who shoots it well, has a strong upside and had a great career in a winning program at the high school level.”
Hedgeman comes to the Cajuns with two years of eligibility remaining after averaging 10.1 points and 7.4 rebounds for San Jacinto a year ago.
The 6-foot-7 Hedgeman can play either forward position, according to the school news release.
The Cajuns have had success with junior college transfers in recent seasons, getting solid play from Xavian Rimmer and Devonta Walker.
“Jay is a very versatile forward with length who can score and rebound the basketball,” Marlin said. “He is another guy with a lot of potential and is both good defensively and is a good shooter. He is also a proven winner who has had a lot of success at winning programs.”
Hedgeman and Davis verbally committed to the Cajuns in the last few weeks, and their signing brings the Cajuns 2015-16 roster to 16 players.
That number includes rising senior forward Shawn Long, who has until April 26 to decide whether he is returning for his senior year or leaving for the NBA draft.