Class of 2011 Member Derrell Robertson

Class of 2011 Derrell Robertson, who plays his high school ball at Mendenhall High School and his AAU ball with MBA Hoops, may be one of the most athletic players. He talks about this strengths and also his recruitment.

"I work out all the time and I play hard all the time," said Robertson, when asked about his strengths as a player. "I'm good at playing above the rim and blocking shots on defense."

MBA Hoops coach Omhar Carter is definitely a big fan of Robertson's

"Derrell Robertson, who is from Mendenhall, is a 6-9, athletic post player," said Carter. "He blocks shots and finishes high. He measured out with a 40 inch vertical at one of the combines we went to."

As for his recruitment, a number of schools have jumped into the picture, including all three of the major four-year Mississippi schools.

"Marquette, UAB, Middle State, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Southern Miss are interested in me," said Robertson. "Middle Tennessee State has offered me."

Robertson is a player who has his college priorities in order, academics, then athletics.

"I'm looking for a school that will give me a good education; that's the first thing on my list," said Robertson, an exceptional student in the classroom. "After that, I'm looking for a good basketball program with good coaches."

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