GREENVILLE — The Delta State and Mississippi Valley State basketball teams haven’t played each other since 2003.
On Nov. 8 that streak will end.
And what’s sweeter than that?
The two squads will be playing the exhibition game at the Washington County Convention Center.
This will mark the second straight year MVSU will play a game in Greenville. The Delta Devils played Arkansas-Pine Bluff back in January at the same location.
The matchup between MVSU and DSU should be quality entertainment with both teams adding key pieces — the Delta Devils have a heralded recruiting class and the Statesmen just inked Mississippi State transfer Phil Turner.
“It’s a great opportunity to play a quality opponent close to home,” DSU coach Jason Conner. “And it’ll be exciting for the folks in the area. Hopefully, it’ll be something we can look forward to every year.”
In other news, the MVSU men’s basketball team announced the signing of their fifth player this offseason. Terrence Joyner, a point guard from Genesis One Christian School in Mendenhall, is the latest recruit to announce his plans to head to Itta Bena.
“This is a testament of the work that (the) MVSU basketball staff is doing,” said MVSU coach Sean Woods, whose recruiting class has been ranked in the top 50 in the nation by HoopScoopOnline.com. “Assistant coaches Dylan Howard and Chico Potts have worked hard this summer looking for the right players to fit into our program.” This marks the second straight season MVSU has had a top 100 recruiting class.
At Genesis One, Joyner averaged 13 points, 9 assists and 3 steals. He is also rated the No.22 point guard in the nation according to Rivals.com, while Scout.com ranks him as a three-star recruit.