Charlotte, NC - Johnson & Wales University men's basketball head coach Jim Casciano has announced the signing of Cox Mill graduate Messiah Baptiste for the 2017 season.
Baptiste, combo guard, was a 2016 selection to the Cabarrus County Dream Team at Cox Mill and was named to the Phenom Top 100 by Rick Lewis. He scored over 900 points in his prep career, earning all-conference and Defensive MVP honors in 2015, as well as the Charger Award in 2016.
"Messsiah is a combination guard that brings toughness and IQ to our program and I would expect him to compete for playing time from day one," said Wildcats head coach Jim Casciano.
Baptiste also averaged 23 points per game on the Phenom Hoops Circuit.
He is the son of Crystal and Melvin Baptiste and plans on majoring in Business.