Mocs Add Two Under Lebo

Chattanooga coach Jeff Lebo will begin his era in the Southern Conference with two familiar faces. Previously committed to Tennessee Tech, the Mocs signed Ricky Hood and Mike Matthews.

Lebo Adds Two

Jeff Lebo has arrived in Chattanooga and he has signees to prove it. During the spring period, the Mocs added guard Ricky Hood and swingman Mike Matthews.

Hood, 6-4 from Tupelo (MS) High, averaged 19 points and 6 rebounds a game last year. He'll play in the Alabama-Mississippi all-star game in June. "His best basketball is ahead of him," Lebo said. "He has excellent potential."

The Mocs other signee is a product of Charlie Benson's Tennessee Travelers AAU program. Matthews played at Sneedville (TN) Hancock County last season where he averaged 14 points a junior. He missed a significant portion of his senior year with a broken right wrist.

Lebo stepped into the head coaching position after winning a pair of regular season titles at Tennessee Tech.

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