Weevils announce signing class for men’s hoops

MONTICELLO — Four transfers and one high school product comprise Arkansas-Monticello’s men’s basketball signing class for the 2013-14 season.

Khalil Carter of Montgomery, Ala., is the lone high school signee for the Boll Weevils. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound guard, an All-Metro selection, led Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School to a 21-6 record an appearance in the regional tournament while averaging 17.4 points, 6.8 assists and 2.4 steals per game.

“We got a steal when Khalil signed on to be a Boll Weevil,” UAM coach Allen Sharpe said in a news release. “He was recruited by many Division I programs and received offers from several of them. We expect him to step in immediately and fight for significant minutes at the point guard position. … Khalil has an opportunity to be the best freshman in the league next season.”

Jordan Weaver, a 6-3, 205-pound guard from Wynne, is transferring to UAM from Arkansas State. He played the 2010-11 season at Iowa Western Community College, where he averaged 9 points and 3.8 rebounds per game, then redshirted the next season at A-State and played nine games this past season, averaging 2.8 points.

Tre Wells, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound forward from Tuscaloosa, Ala., spent the past two seasons at Itawamba Community College in Mississippi. He averaged more than 6 points and 4 rebounds both seasons and shot 59 percent from the field for his career.

Sharif Hudson, a 6-2, 185-pound guard from Pensacola, Fla., averaged 11.6 points per game and shot 71 percent from the free-throw line for Southern Union State Community College in Alabama. He started his collegiate athletic career at South Florida, where he finished fourth in the Big East Championships in the high jump as a freshman. Before that, he was a state champion in the event as a high school junior and was runner-up as a senior.

Kenric McCants, a 6-foot, 195-pound guard, was named to the National Junior College Athletics Association All-America team as an honorable mention and was the Alabama Community College Conference’s North Division Player of the Year at Gadsden State CC. He led the conference in scoring at 16.8 points per game.