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Merritt Becomes First Signee of the McCullum Era (259 hits)

Newly named Florida A&M head men's basketball coach Robert McCullum wasted no time in getting to work on his 2017-18 roster, signing 6'9" C/F Corbin Merritt to a scholarship to continue his play as a member of the Rattler squad.

Merritt, one of the most exciting players in the Big Bend, led his Godby Cougars to a 25-2 record. Merritt's development over last season netted the Cougars the district title.

McCullum is pleased to get Merritt in orange and green. "We are elated over Corbin's decision to further his academic and basketball endeavors at Florida A&M. In addition to adding much needed frontline help to our team, Corbin's size, athleticism and skill set will enable him to be very versatile offensively and more difficult to defend in our system. We are extremely pleased to add a high school prospect with this versatility," McCullum said.

Merritt averaged 18 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots per game this season. His decision to stay home and attend school speaks volumes about FAMU.

"We anticipate his decision will resonate on a number of levels both locally and statewide. Perhaps the most impressive point about Corbin's decision is that FAMU is where he and his family wanted him to be. I'm extremely grateful for the confidence Merritt and his family have shown in me," McCullum said.

Corbin Merritt

6-9 | C/F | Tallahassee, Fla | Godby High School

• Rated a three-star by ESPN

• Rated a three-star by 247 Sports

• MVP of the Jerry Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas

• Averaged 18 pts, 11 reb, 4 blocks per game

• 1st Team All Big Bend

• 3rd Team All State

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Posted By: Elynor Moss
Thursday, May 18th 2017 at 4:05PM
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