Prattville, AL native Dionte Ferguson spent two years as a scholarship player at Morehead State before he decided to get closer to home by transferring to South Alabama and walking on with the Jaguar basketball program. That roll of the dice has paid off as Ferguson has been awarded a scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year.
The 6'7 forward averaged 1.3 points and 1.3 rebounds per game his final year at MSU before deciding to join USA and Coach Ronnie Arrow. Certainly he must have been wondering about the wisdom of that decision when Arrow stepped down and new coach Matthew Graves took over, but he erased any doubts Graves may have had with his effort and focus in individual drills.
"Dionte has worked extremely hard in the classroom (he has a 3.0 GPA) and on the court this spring," said Graves via text. "He has demonstrated a willingness to be a leader and play with a great deal of energy and toughness. We are very excited about his potential moving forward in the program."
Ferguson will be counted on to provide depth in the frontcourt behind starters Augustine Rubit and Mychal Ammons. With the awarding of this scholarship, USA has one left to use in the spring signing period.