LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College men's basketball head coach Mike Donnelly has announced the signing of high-school standout DeAndre Campbell for the upcoming 2018-19 campaign. Campbell will join the Moccasins after an outstanding senior campaign at Parkway Central High School in Missouri, where he earned all-district, all-state, and all-metro honors this past season. The 6-1 guard, who is also a football and baseball standout at Parkway Central, averaged 24.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game as a senior to earn Suburban Conference Player of the Year honors.
"We're really excited to have DeAndre join our program," said Donnelly. "He's a multi-dimensional guard who can play both on and off the ball. He's a big, strong kid who will have an impact right away on both sides of the floor. All he knows is how to win and compete at a high level, so he'll be a great fit with our guys."
Campbell finished his high-school career with 2,092 career points, setting a Parkway Central record in the process as the first player in school history with more than 2,000 career points. A three-sport athlete, Campbell was one of Parkway's top wide receivers and defensive backs, while also flashing the leather as an outfielder on the baseball team. He will join a Moccasin program that is coming off a 21-11 record in 2017-18, including an appearance in the NCAA South Regional where it upset top-seeded Morehouse in the first round. Florida Southern returns its entire starting five next year, including all-conference guards Jonathan Lawton and Brett Hanson as well as one of the best sixth-men in the Sunshine State Conference in Trey Diggs.