CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern and head coach Barclay Radebaugh announced the addition of three players to the Bucs' 2018 recruiting class on Wednesday. Swingman Jamir Moore and forward Timmy Sellers will enroll at CSU as freshmen, while guard Nate Louis will arrive as a junior following two outstanding seasons at South Georgia State College.
The trio joins three others who signed with the program this fall. All three – guard Travis Anderson, center Sadarius Bowser and forward Duncan LeXander – will join the Bucs as true freshmen for the 2018-19 season.
"I am beyond thrilled with the three young men that we signed this spring," Radebaugh said. "Nate, Jamir and Timmy are all going to play a big role as we continue to grow and push our program back to a championship level. These three student athletes, in combination with Travis, Sadarius and Duncan, combine to make one of the best recruiting classes that we have signed during my tenure as the head coach at Charleston Southern."
Louis is an elite three-point shooter that showcased a strong all-around game in two years at South Georgia State College. He started all 32 games last season and averaged 17.7 points, 6.1 assists and five rebounds per game on his way to earning First Team All-Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association honors. Louis was the fourth-most prolific three-point shooter in all of junior college basketball, sinking 113 treys at an almost 43 percent clip. He finished his career second in SGSC history in made threes and assists and did so while leading the team to 45 wins and back-to-back GCAA semifinal appearances.
Moore is also a strong shooter with good length and the ability to affect games defensively. The Miramar (Fla.) High School product earned Second Team All-Broward County honors last season after averaging 16.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.3 steals per game. He shot 40 percent from beyond the arc and a remarkable 66 percent on two-point field goals. Moore made his mark on the AAU circuit as well, earned the Rising Star Award at the HoopSeen Atlanta Jam in 2017.
Sellers will provide the Bucs a paint presence at 6-8 and 220 pounds. The Augusta, Ga., product was named last year's Augusta Chronicle Boys Georgia Player of the Year after averaging 13 points, ten rebounds and four blocks per game at Glenn Hills High School. His knack for blocking shots, rebounding and scoring around the rim earned him first team all-state honors at the AA level. Sellers was also tabbed region player of the year.
"Each year, I'm reminded that recruiting is such a team effort," Radebaugh reflected. "Our entire staff – Ahmad (Smith), Tee (Butters), Rick (Duckett), Colton (Everett) and Eric (Wagenlander) – did a tremendous job to help us secure this fine recruiting class. Our staff understands recruiting and how to recruit as a team. I really enjoy recruiting with our coaches."
"The lifeblood of our program is obviously recruiting high character players who can help us compete at the highest level in the Big South," Radebaugh continued. "We believe our last three recruiting classes will allow us to compete very favorably within the Big South and in our non-conference schedule. Next year, we have a chance to have our biggest, longest and most athletic team since I've been the head coach at Charleston Southern. I'm also very excited about adding three or four high-level shooters. When we won championships in 2013 and 2015, we could shoot the ball with anybody in the country. We feel like we're getting back to that level."
CSU has one remaining scholarship available for next season.
2018 Charleston Southern Men's Basketball Signees
Guard – 5-11, 165 – Miami, Fla. – Poinciana High School (South Georgia State College)
Coach Radebaugh on Louis: "Nate is a versatile guard who has a great ability to shoot the ball. He is a multi-dimensional, very talented, skilled guard that can play multiple positions. Nate's ability to make three-point shots will be a great help to our team next year. He will allow for better spacing, which will benefit our team tremendously. Nate has great character, is a tremendous student and will be an amazing asset to our basketball program and our Charleston Southern family."
Cory Baldwin (SGSC head coach) on Louis: "Nate is a winner. He won a state championship in high school and was part of 45 wins in two seasons here at SGSC. Nate has always been a shooters and that's what got him to SGSC but what got him to be a D-I player was his ability to improve his body in the weight room and become a true point guard. Nate is a hard worker and a great student. He's the kind of kid you want to succeed. CSU got a great one today."
Guard/Forward – 6-5, 180 – Miramar, Fla. – Miramar High School
Coach Radebaugh on Moore: "Jamir is one of the best shooters I've seen at the high school level in many, many years. He is tall, has a fundamentally sound release and he comes from an elite high school program. Jamir is a tremendous offensive player who can score at all three levels. He is a high quality, high character young man and an excellent student. Jamir fits in with the rest of our recruiting class in that he is a long athlete who is very versatile and can play multiple positions. The thing that stood out most about Jamir during the recruiting process was his confidence. He handles himself like all great shooters do. He has no memory of makes and misses. He simply gets ready to make the next shot. We are ecstatic about adding Jamir to our program and to our Charleston Southern family."
Tramaine Stevens (Miramar head coach) on Moore: "Jamir is a special kid and we are going to miss him in our program. He is an original Patriot and the first D-I signee in my tenure. To watch him grow from a boy into a responsible young man is the purpose of coaching. He is the example of what our program is all about."
Forward – 6-8, 220 – Augusta, Ga. – Glenn Hills High School
Coach Radebaugh on Sellers: "Timmy is one of the most athletic post players I've seen at the high school level in a number of years. Glenn Hills is an amazing high school program and Coach McRae does a great job of developing players. We are thrilled to add Timmy's size and athletic ability. He's a state championship sprinter, which is absolutely amazing at his size. Timmy, like Jamir and Nate, is a versatile player who can play multiple positions and brings extreme athleticism to our program. He is also a tremendous student, has great character and like the rest of our recruiting class, will be an asset not only to our basketball program but also to our university, period."
Travis McRae (Glenn Hills head coach) on Sellers: "A lot of people try to quantify what a player means to a program on the court, just scoring, but he affects the game in some many ways. He clogs the lane, blocks shots, rebounds and makes hustle plays. He's probably one of the best overall players to ever come through here, especially for where he came from. He shows humility with everything that he does on and off the court."