Davis Signs Nation's #54 Prospect

November 24, 2002 · MT Media Relations

Head Basketball Coach Kermit Davis pulled in quite a haul during the first day of early signing last week, but he snared the biggest catch in the class on Thursday afternoon with the announcement that Alex Weekes has signed a National Letter of Intent.


Weekes, at 6-8. 200, is rated the number 54 player in the nation, according to HoopScoop Magazine.


The Lilburn, GA, native is a senior at Berkmar High School. His Patriot squad won the Georgia State Title in 2000 and 2001 and played the Georgia Elite Eight last season. Weekes averaged 12 points, 10.5 rebounds, and three blocks per game as a junior while en route to earning First Team All-State honors.


"We think Alex is a very good player," Davis said. "He was First Team All-State in Georgia as a junior. He plays on the number one or two ranked team in Georgia at Berkmar High School. His team, in one poll, is ranked number seven nationally, so he's used to winning.


"He's a very athletic, hard-playing guy with good character and a great family. I have to give credit to Donnie [Tyndall] for doing a great job recruiting Alex and his family. Aside from basketball, Alex is interested in the recording industry program, and we stand alone in the country in that area and that impressed him. He loved the atmosphere at Middle Tennessee. We're extremely excited to have him."


Weekes, who was also courted by Oregon State, Ole Miss, Indiana, and Clemson among others, joins Ben Britt from Red Bank HS in Chattanooga, Keith Christmas from Gary (IN) Westside HS, Montrelle Crittendon from Dyer County HS in Newbern, Kenyona Swader from Smyrna High, and Bryan Smithson from North Cobb (GA) HS in the Blue Raiders' 2003-04 recruiting class.

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