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Carter Jeffries Signs with A-State Men’s Basketball

April 25, 2020

JONESBORO, Ark. (4/25/20) – Arkansas State men’s basketball head coach Mike Balado announced Saturday that Parkland College guard Carter Jeffries has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the program for the 2020-21 season.

Named the Mid-West Athletic Conference Player of the Year, Jeffries averaged 17.2 points while shooting 46.8 percent (183-391) from the field for the 23-7 Cobras. His 17.2 points per game and 72 (72-395) made 3-point baskets ranked second in the MWAC. Jeffries averaged 3.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.5 blocks over 30 games played. He reached double figures in 26 games, scoring 20 or more in 11 of those. He poured in a season-best 36 points at Kankakee, while also scoring 35 against Illinois Wesleyan and 31 points at John Wood in the Region 24 Tournament final.  

In his freshman season at Parkland College, Jeffries averaged 6.3 points and 1.5 rebounds on 46.8 percent (59-126) shooting. The Cobras posted a 24-4 record advancing to the championship game of the Region 24 Tournament.  He led the team with 1.2 made 3-point field goals per game, shooting 37.5 percent (33-88).

Mike Balado, A-State Head Coach
“We are excited to have Carter join our Red Wolves family. His ability to score the basketball at three levels of the game will have an immediate impact to our program. Carter is very versatile, can play multiple positions and can really shoot. He possesses unlimited range on his jump shot and is an elite athlete. He is a young man of excellent work ethic and brings great character to our program.”

Anthony Figueroa, Parkland College Head Coach
“Individually, Carter had one of the best seasons since I’ve been the head coach at Parkland. He’s also been a part of 47 wins in two years and he’s been a huge part of our success. We’re excited about his next opportunity at Arkansas State. We are eager to see him grow on and off the floor to help the Red Wolves to a conference championship. Arkansas State is getting a high character, hard working winner.”

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