Missouri State University announced today the receipt of National Letters of Intent from a pair of high school seniors to play basketball for the Bears, beginning in 2009-10.
Lane Adams, a 6-4 shooting guard from Red Oak, Okla., and Michael Porter, a 6-6 forward from Sikeston, Mo., have both committed to MSU on the first day of the spring signing period for men’s basketball.
Lane Adams (6-4, 195, G, Red Oak, Okla., Red Oak High) averaged 32 points per game this season for Coach Trey Booth’s Oklahoma Class B state champions at Red Oak High School. The Eagles went 30-1 in 2009 en route to the state title, while Adams earned State Tournament MVP, Small School Player of the Year, and OBCA All-Star honors. He completed his prep career with 3,251 points, which ranks No. 5 in Oklahoma history. He was all-state and district player of the year the past two seasons and a three-time all-state tournament team pick in the Oklahaoma state playoffs. As a junior, he led the state in scoring and was also the top free throw shooter in Oklahoma at 93.7 percent. He is also a four-year starter on the Red Oak baseball squad, helping his team to the 2008 state title.
Michael Porter (6-6, 205, F, Sikeston, Mo., Sikeston High) is a four-time Missouri all-state performer at Sikeston (Mo.) High where he led Coach Gregg Holifield’s team to a 24-4 season and Class 4 quarterfinal run in 2009. He averaged 22 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks per game his senior season. As a junior, he blocked 112 shots and collected 61 steals while scoring 19.6 points and grabbing 10.0 rebounds per game for a 22-4 Bulldogs’ squad.
The Bears were 11-20 in 2008-09, Martin’s first season as Missouri State head coach. The Bears were 3-15 in the Missouri Valley Conference and fell to Wichita State in the opening round of the 2009 State Farm MVC Tournament in St. Louis.
Story courtesy of MSU athletics .