The Times West Virginian

May 31, 2013

Fairmont State signs dynamic guard

By Emily Gallagher
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Fairmont State’s men’s basketball team has added a key player to its roster.

Shammgod Wells, a native of the Bronx, N.Y., signed his letter of intent to play basketball for Fairmont State Thursday.

Head coach Jerrod Calhoun said Wells will play as a guard for the Falcons and is excited that he chose to have his college career at Fairmont State.

“We are extremely excited to land Shammgod and have him join our Falcon family,” Calhoun said.

Wells was a high school standout at LaSalle Academy in New York, then played his final high school season at Believe Prep in South Carolina, where he averaged 16 points, 7.6 assists and 2.5 steals per game.

Calhoun thinks his athletism will help the Falcons towards a national championship.

“He has all of the intangibles you want in a point guard to go along with great quickness and vision in the open court,” Calhoun said. “He has a great burst in the backcourt with the ability to attack the basket, and his talent complements that of our other signee, Caleb Davis — he had offers from Division I programs, but he really shared our vision of winning a national championship at Fairmont State,”


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