Fairell signs with Murray State

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Murray State head men’s basketball coach Steve Prohm announced the signing of Jonathan Fairell out of Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Fla. 

Fairell (6-7) is a forward and will be a junior with the Racers in the fall.
 
“With the loss of three front court players, we’re losing a lot of experience,” Prohm said. “So we wanted to identify junior college players that could provide immediate toughness and experience to our team. I think Jonathan will provide us with those things.”
 
“He has a great physicality and can score around the basket,” Prohm added. “I’m looking forward to him joining us this summer.”
 
Fairell started all 28 games for the Pioneers in the 2012-13 season. He was a 66 percent shooter from the field and ended his sophomore season fourth in National Junior College Athletics Association Division-I with 11.8 rebounds per game to go with 17.7 points per game.
 
Two of Fairell’s big games from last season came in a 30 point, 15 rebound effort against Miami-Dade Junior College (Jan. 28) and against Brevard Community College (Jan. 12) where he scored 24 points and hauled in 12 rebounds.
 
IRSC advanced to the title game of the Southern Conference Tournament of the Florida College System Activities Association and was 24-7. 
 
Fairell earned three first team honors from the Southern Conference, FCSAA and NJCAA Region-8.
 
He played prep basketball at Carol City High School in Miami, Fla.
 
“Jonathan is an outstanding worker,” Indian River head coach Joe Sanchez said. “He’s the type of young man who enjoys every second of instruction and every second of competition. He enjoys a challenge and is the most improved player over two years that I’ve ever coached.”
 
Jonathan plays with such intensity,” Sanchez added. “He runs the floor extremely well for his size and has a knack for rebounding.”
 
Fariell joins the Racers 2013 class that also includes 6-2 guard Cameron Payne of Memphis, Tenn. (Lausanne Collegiate School), Jarvis Williams, a 6-7 forward from Irwinton, Ga. (Gordon State College) and 6-3 guard T.J. Sapp from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., who is a transfer student-athlete from Clemson.
 
From: GoRacers.com

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