LEXINGTON, Va. - VMI head basketball coach Duggar Baucom announced the signings of three recruits in the November early signing period.
Joining the VMI basketball program for the 2013-14 season are QJ Peterson (G, 6-1, Hedgesville, WVa./Hedgesville H.S./Massanutten Military Prep), Trey Chapman (F, 6-7, Greensboro, NC, Wesleyan Christian Academy), and Craig Hinton, Jr. (F, 6-7, Kernersville, NC, East Forsyth H.S.).
"We are so excited to have QJ, Trey, and Craig join our VMI Basketball family," said Baucom. "All three have the character to be outstanding cadet-athletes and all understand the value of a VMI education. This is probably the most athletic class we have brought in during my eight years at the Institute."
Peterson currently plays for the Massanutten Military Academy Prep team coached by Chad Myers. He averaged 21 points per game, six rebounds, and four assists per game at Hedgesville High School his senior year under coach Kelly Church.
"QJ is a very athletic, scoring combo guard who can set people up but can also finish at the rim," says Baucom. "He has great range on his three-point shot and the extra year of prep school has really elevated his game."
Chapman plays for one of the top 5 ranked private schools in North Carolina and is off to a great start in the new season averaging 18.5 points and seven rebounds through the first three games. Wesleyan Christian Academy is coached by Keith Gatlin.
Baucom describes Chapman as "a big wing who can score in a variety of ways. He is a proficient 3 point shooter, but can also slash to the rim to make plays. His length and athleticism will help us with our defensive pressure."
Hinton, Jr. averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds with two blocks per game his junior year for East Forsyth coached by Mike Muse. "Craig is very versatile and we see him playing multiple positions for us," says Baucom. "His athleticism allows him to play over the rim, but he also has the skill set to play on the perimeter and make 3 pointers."