Appalachian State University head men’s basketball coach Jason Capel announced the signing of Chris Burgess (Lakeland, Fla./George Jenkins High School) to round out the Mountaineers’ incoming class for 2012-13. A 5-8, 165-pound point guard, Burgess comes to the High Country following a stellar high school career, in which he earned all-state and all-county honors
all four years at George Jenkins High School in Lakeland, Fla. He was the 2011 County Player of the Year and averaged 23.1 points, 5.9 assists and 2.1 steals per game.
Burgess scored more than 2,000 points in his prep career, making him the school’s second all-time leading scorer. He started all four seasons, was named the team captain three times and earned team MVP honors three seasons as well. Burgess also played for the Florida Elite AAU program. He is the son of Carl Burgess Jr. and is an only child.
The freshman joins an incoming 2012-13 class that includes 6-6 Tevin Baskin (Stamford, Conn./Chipola College), 6-2 Frank Eaves (Greensboro, N.C./Page), 6-8 Rantavious Gilbert (Albany, Ga./Monroe), 6-6 Arthur McMillan (Nashville, Tenn./Lawson State) and 6-8 Michael Obacha (Summerfield, N.C./High Point Christian).
After redshirting last season, Jay Canty (Jamestown, N.C./Xavier) also joins the fold for his sophomore campaign as the Apps look to replace a strong senior class that included three front court players in Isaac Butts, Petey Hausley and Andre Williamson as well as wing Omar Carter.
Photo Courtesy: Jason Capel, ASU Athletics