​Jackson State Men’s Basketball Signs JPS and JUCO Standouts

Deshawn Munson

The Mississippi Link Newswire

Deshawn Munson
Deshawn Munson

JACKSON, Miss. – Head coach Wayne Brent and the Jackson State University men’s basketball program have signed junior college standout Deshawn Munson and JPS product Jesse Love as part of its 2015 recruiting class. Munson, who played guard for Iowa Western, led the Reivers in scoring (17.5 ppg) and was the second leading rebounder on the team (6.1 rpg) last season. He was selected as an All Region XI first team member during the 2014-15 season.

The East St. Louis, Illinois native was a three-star prospect on Rivals.com coming out of high school.

“Munson is a 6-4 guard who can play a couple positions for us,” said Brent. “He is an exceptionally talented kid, who is a walking triple-double.”

The Tigers also landed Love, a Jackson Public Schools product and brother of current Tiger Marcus Love. The Murrah High School standout will be on academic scholarship ​at JSU.

“Jesse can ​s​hoot the basketball and plays very tough. He’s one of those glue guys that we have been trying to put into our program. He’s just a good kid, he has a 26 or 27 on the ACT and a 3.5 or 3.6 grade point average. Not only are you getting a good basketball player, but you are getting a good student-athlete.”

Coach Brent will look to sign a few more players next week who will fill specific needs.​