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Waxahachie, Texas- April 18, 2016- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) men’s basketball team has announced the signing of four new recruits for the 2016-2017 season. Josh Williams , Lance Tipton , Dareny Sims and Colt Summers will be a few of the new Lions on the roster.

Josh Williams is a 6’3 guard that is a junior transfer from Jacksonville College in Jacksonville, Texas.  As a sophomore he averaged 12.5 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game.  Williams made nearly two steals per game.  He had a 56% field goal percentage and shot 50% from the three point line.  He was also named to the 2016 NJCAA Honorable Mention All-Region 14.

Head Coach Donnie Bostwick is excited to get Williams as a major impact player, “You can see by his stats that he contributes in every area of the game.  His FG% is ridiculously high because he makes great decisions with the ball and is so unselfish.  We feel very blessed to have Josh joining the SAGU family and I look forward to coaching him the next two seasons.”

Lance Tipton will come to SAGU from down highway 287 in Midlothian, Texas.  Tipton is a 6’5 forward.  As a senior at Midlothian High School he scored 17.4 points per game and pulled in nearly seven rebounds per game.  He was picked as the 27 th Annual Chicken Express All Star Game MVP and the Aledo Moritz Basketball Tournament MVP.  He was 1 st Team All District as a junior and senior as well as team MVP both of those years.

“As a team captain he led Midlothian to a 22-11 record, one of the best records in school history,” says Bostwick, “Lance has also competed on a very high level in the AAU circuit successfully.  I believe this has uniquely prepared him to transition quickly and have an early impact at the college level.  Lance is one of the most versatile players I have recruited in a while. I believe he is going to have a great career as a Lion.”

Dareny Sims is another player staying close to home.  He is a 6’4 guard from Trinity Christian High School in Cedar Hill, Texas.  This past season he averaged 16 points per game as well as eight rebounds.  He also averaged five assists per game.

VYPE DFW voted Sims as the 2015-2016 Boys Basketball Player of the Year.  He was TAPPS Class 3A All-State 2014 & 2015.  He led his team to State Championship in both 2014 and 2015.

“We are thrilled to add Dareny to our Lion family.  He has had an incredible high school career winning back to back state championships at TCHS.  He is a leader with great work ethic, faith, and very impressive skills.  He has good size and athleticism which allows him to play multiple positions.  More than anything I am most impressed with the faith Dareny brings with him.  I love his spiritual maturity which I believe will help him play early in his career.”

And finally, Colt Summers is a 5’11 point guard from Miami, Oklahoma.  Summers averages nearly 16 points per game, 10 assists per game and four rebounds per game.  He was a four year starter who led his team to back-to-back District Championships wile leading his team in scoring, assists and steals.  He was picked as a First Team All- Conference player, as well as being chosen as a VYPE-Top 10 Player in Northeastern Oklahoma.

Coach Bostwick is excited to add Oklahoma’s high school assist leader to the roster, ““Colt is a fierce competitor who plays with both passion and heart.  He has a great motor and leaves everything on the court every time he plays. He uses his quickness on both ends of the court to create havoc.  He has great vision and loves to pass the basketball.  He is a good fit and a great student.”

The Lions are coming off of a season where they went 20-13. For the fourth year in a row they made it to the NAIA National Championships in Kansas City, Missouri.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.

Contact: Natalie Tristan, SAGU SID, [email protected]

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