MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Head men's basketball coach Keno Davis, fresh off his first season at Central Michigan, has announced the signing of transfer point guard Rayshawn Simmons and incoming freshman center Milos Cabarkapa to the 2013-14 roster.
Simmons, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound guard will enter Central Michigan this fall as a sophomore having played one season at Moberly (Missouri) Area Community College after a standout prep career at Webster High School in St. Louis, Mo. Cbarkapa will come in as a freshman but has a year of post-prep competition under his belt already, having been at Impact (Fla.) Academy last season.
"We are excited to be able to add to an already strong recruiting class with two highly touted student-athletes," said Davis. "Rayshawn is a proven player who can have an immediate impact on our program. His ability to play multiple positions will improve our team on both ends of the court. And Milos is a welcome addition to our roster adding size to our front court. His defensive and rebounding presence will bring a dimension we needed and were looking for."
Simmons ranked fifth nationally in assists and compiled a 4-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio in helping Moberly to a 22-8 record last season. He shot 41 percent from the floor and 34 percent from three while converting 75 percent of his free throws. As a prep, the 2012 Missouri Sports Writers and Sportscasters Association all-state pick led Webster to a four-year record of 96-18 overall and 28-0 in conference play. A 1,000-point scorer, and 400-assist man, Simmons set single-season records for assists (216) and free throw percentage (.853).
The two-time all-conference performer and 2012 Suburban South Conference Player of the Year was also on top of his work in the classroom, compiling a high school grade point average of 3.46.
Cabarkapa is a 6-foot-11 center who came to the United States recently from Belgrade, Serbia. He averaged 14 points, nine rebounds and three blocks at Impact Academy last season. As a prep in Belgrade he competed on the Superfund junior team.
During the early signing period in November, Davis added 6-foot-7, 180-pound small forward Nick Carlos (Ashland, Mo.), 6-foot-4, 180-pound shooting guard Josh Kozinski (Edwardsburg, Mich.) and 5-foot-11, 165-pound point guard Braylon Rayson (Mesquite, Texas).