2012 Combo Guard Andre Applewhite Visits MSU

Class of 2012 combo guard Andre Applewhite of Central High School in Memphis, TN officially visited Mississippi State Tuesday.

  • Name: Andre Applewhite
  • Classification: 2012
  • High School: Central High School (Memphis, TN)
  • Position: Combo Guard
  • HT: 6-4, WT: 205
  • Schools Of Interest: Arkansas State (offer), College of Charleston (offer), Mississippi State (offer), Missouri State (offer), Southern Illinois (offer) and Western Kentucky (offer)

  • I talked to Andre's dad Coach Andre Applewhite, Sr. about Andre's visit to Mississippi State.

    Did your son officially visit Mississippi State today?
    "He did."

    When did they start recruiting him?
    "It's been right at two weeks now."

    What did your son think about his visit to Mississippi State?
    "We are headed back home right now and we have been talking about the visit. He was telling me things about it. He enjoyed the visit. It was a good, productive visit. He met some of the academic people and things like that."

    When did he receive his offer from Mississippi State?
    "They had talked about an offer before but they confirmed it by offering today."

    In addition to Mississippi State what other schools is he considering?
    "College of Charleston, Western Kentucky, Arkansas State, Missouri State and Southern Illinois. He has several other offers in addition to those schools such as Tennessee State and UT Martin. There are so many I can't remember them all."

    Has he received offers from all those schools?
    "Basically, yes."

    Do you know when he will decide what college he will sign with?
    "We were talking about it. He said it would be soon. He hasn't really set a day other than to say it will be soon."

    Describe Andre as a basketball player?
    "He plays with a lot of tenacity, he's an excellent ball handler, he has an excellent mid-range game, he's a tenacious defender. He was our region MVP and he took us to the championship game. During the the state playoffs he averaged something like 26 points and 12 rebounds per game. He's a solid ball player with a lot of upside."

    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.

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