Travis Outlaw signs with MSU

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Travis Outlaw, one of the nation's top-rated forward prospects from hometown Starkville High School, has signed a national letter-of-intent with Mississippi State University, as announced Wednesday by MSU head basketball coach Rick Stansbury.

Outlaw, a 6-9, 210-pound forward for former Mississippi State all-SEC standout and first-year Yellowjacket head coach Greg Carter at Starkville High School, is presently rated fourth nationally overall and third among the nation's small forward prospects on's Top 100 list of the Class 2003. The preseason high school all-American averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds, eight blocked shots, six assists and two steals per game in earning consensus first-team all-state honors last year as a junior for the Starkville High Yellowjackets.

As a prep sophomore, Outlaw averaged 17 points, eight rebounds and four blocks per outing as an all-state selection to help lead Starkville High School to a 27-6 record.

Outlaw joins previously announced Mississippi State basketball signee Gary Ervin, a 5-11, 175-pound point guard from Notre Dame Prep School in Fitchburg, Mass., by way of Paul Robeson High School in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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