HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall’s men’s basketball coach Tom Herrion has announced the signing of NJCAA All-American D.D. Scarver to a National Letter of Intent.
Scarver is a 6-4 shooting guard/small forward from Birmingham, Ala. and has played the past two seasons at Trinity Valley Community College.
Along with reaching All-American status, Scarver was named NJCAA Region XIV Player of the Year. He led the region with 24.1 points per game while leading Trinity Valley to a 21-9 record.
“We are really excited to add a quality player like D.D. this spring,” Herrion said. “He had a tremendous season for coach Pat Smith at Trinity Valley this year.
D.D. Scarver, a junior college All-American from Trinity Valley County Community College, has signed with the Thundering Herd and head coach Tom Herrion for 2012-13 and 2013-14. See additional photos below, courtesy of MU Sports Information/TVCC.
"He has terrific offensive abilities and can really shoot the basketball. He comes from a winning culture and will be a great asset to go with our core of returning players. My staff continues to do a great job with all of our recruiting efforts.”
As a sophomore, Scarver shot 43 percent from the field, 36 percent from three-point range and 83 percent from the free throw line. He will begin his Marshall career as a junior and have two seasons of eligibility.
Scarver joins Kareem Canty, Elijah Pittman and Tamron Manning as players that have signed for the 2012-13 season.
As of the end of the season, the Herd lost 2011-12 seniors Damier Pitts, Dago Pena and Shaquille Johnson.
The status of senior-to-be forward Dennis Tinnon, who has applied to the NCAA for one more year of eligibility after withdrawing from school to support his wife and child, is still up in the air.
Marshall is scheduled to return forwards Nigel Spikes and Robert Goff, who will be seniors; juniors like guard DeAndre Kane, center Yous Mbao and juco signees Elijah Pittman and Scarver; and sophomores forward Jamir Hanner, guard Chris Martin and center J.P. Kambola.
Joining the Herd for 2012-13 will be freshman forward Isaiah Williams (6-feet-7), point guard Kareem Canty (6-feet-1) and Tamron Manning, another guard (6-feet-4), along with red-shirt frosh DeVince Boykins, who sat out last season.
Possibly in the mix is Kelvin Amayo, who enrolled at Marshall in January of 2012 after failing to qualify at Towson University.
He would be eligible in January of 2013 at the earliest and could not practice with the team until eligible as a adademic non-qualifier, according to the Charleston Daily Mail's Chuck McGill back on March 22.