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Three players sign letters of intent with SLU

Three players sign letters of intent with SLU

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Three high school players who had committed to St. Louis University signed letters of intent Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period.

Forward Terrence Hargrove Jr. from East St. Louis High, point guard Yuri Collins from St. Mary's and shooting guard Gibson Jimerson from Richmond, Va., all signed their letters.

However, coach Travis Ford could not comment because not all had not been processed by the end of the day and SLU did not announce the signings.

Hargrove, who is a 6-foot-6 wing, averaged 18.2 points and 9.5 rebounds as a junior and was the first player to commit from this class.

"I think about our team and how we're going to look," he said after signing his letter. "I think about roles that are going to be played. I don't think I'm going to be an automatic starter. I know nothing will be given to me. I'll have to go to work and if I get a starting position, I'll keep it and cherish it."

Collins' signing gives SLU a guard who has spent considerable time preparing to run an offense. The 5-11 senior averaged 13.6 points and 6.3 assists as a junior.

Jimerson, who is 6-5, is the type of shooter the Billikens have needed in recent years. He averaged 26 points last season before transferring to Montverde Academy in Florida for his senior year. He made 44.7 percent of his 3-pointers on the summer circuit. SLU did acknowledge his signing via Twitter.

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