Akron added a guard to the roster for next season.
Six-foot-3 Blake Justice has a quick release and long shooting range. Here is the press release:
AKRON, Ohio - University of Akron men's basketball head coach Keith Dambrot announced on Wednesday that Peebles High School senior Blake Justice has signed a national letter of intent to play for the Zips starting in the 2011-12 season.
"Blake is one of the best shooters in Ohio and played for a great former college coach in John Lawhorn at Peebles High School," Dambrot said. "He is a very hard worker, both on and off the court, and comes from a great basketball family."
Justice, a 6-3, 180-pound guard, has earned all-district and all-state honors in each of his three seasons as a starter. He averaged 23.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.5 steals as a junior as in helping PHS to the district finals. He averaged 24.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 steals as a sophomore.
Justice holds the school record for 3-pointers made in a game (9), in a season (80) and in a career (227). He is the all-time leading scorer in PHS history (1,584 points) and is 527 points away from setting the league career scoring mark (2,111 points).
In the classroom, Justice holds a 3.95 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society.
The Zips will open the regular season this Friday, November 12, when they play host to Millikin at Rhodes Arena. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.