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Lawrence County (MS) High School class of 2017 forward Keyshawn Feazell has stepped his game up this season.

Lawrence County (MS) High School class of 2017 forward Keyshawn Feazell has stepped his game up this season.

  • Name: KeyShawn Feazell
  • Classification: 2017
  • High School: Lawrence County (MS) High School
  • Position: Forward
  • HT-WT: 6-foot-8, 220
  • 2015-16 Stats: 18.1 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 0.9 bpg
  • Ranking: 3-Star
  • Colleges of Interest: Iowa State, Kansas State, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Alabama, Southern Miss, Troy, UAB, Virginia Tech, Wichita State

After averaging 9.3 points and 8.5 rebounds per game last season, Feazell has increased both stats to 18.1 points and 8.9 rebounds per game this year.

"In the last five games he has been pretty consistent," said Lawrence County High head basketball coach Pat Bridges. "He has averaged about 23 points per game and 10 to 12 rebounds per game. It took awhile for him to get there. It is like a switch has clicked on for him."

Feazell pointed out the reason for his improvement.

"I have been working on my touch, getting my hands right, getting the ball off the ball of my palm, dribbling," he said. "I also worked on my outside shot during the summer with my dad in the gym. That is where the improvement in my outside shot came from. I knew I had to elevate my game."

While his outside shot has improved, he is not satisfied with his inside game on the offensive side of the ball.

"I still need to improve my inside game because it is still kind of shaky," said Feazell.

Recruiting-wise, a lot of colleges have taken notice of his improved play.

"Schools that are looking at me are Iowa State, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Kansas State, South Alabama, UAB, Wichita State, Virginia Tech, Troy and Southern Miss," said Feazell.

Three of those schools have offered a scholarship.

"Mississippi State, Troy and South Alabama have offered him," said Bridges.

Feazell has unofficially visited one college during the current season.

"This year, I have only visited Mississippi State," he said.

And he enjoyed his visit.

"I liked it when I was up there," said Feazell. "It is a nice environment basketball-wise."

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