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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Nickerson becomes Lamar’s second signee for ’19-20

Houston Sterling senior Corey Nickerson has signed a letter of intent with Lamar, the university announced Thursday.

Nickerson is a 6-foot-8, 185-pound forward who averaged 21 points, 13.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 2.3 steals and 2.2 blocks this season for the Raiders, according to MaxPreps. Nickerson looks to fill a key void left by graduating Lamar senior Josh Nzeakor, an All-Southland Conference performer.

Nickerson is just the second Cardinals’ signee for the 2019-20 season. Clarendon College’s Ellis Jefferson, who prepped at San Antonio Brandeis, officially committed last Thursday and should fill the role of graduating senior Nick Garth.

Houston Sterling’s Raiders are not to be confused with the Baytown Sterling Rangers.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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