Spring Hill College Men's Basketball Head Coach Robert Thompson today announced the signing of John DeLoach of Niceville High School in Niceville, Fla., to an Athletic Grant-in-Aid.
DeLoach, a 6'8, 215 lbs. center, led Niceville to a 27-4 record as well as District and Regional Championships in 2010, giving NHS its first trip to the Florida Final Four since 1966. As a senior, he averaged 7.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game.
Head Coach Jerome Strutchen of Niceville says, "John is the ultimate teammate. He's an extremely hard worker and a pivotal part of the team's success. John has worked himself into this opportunity to continue his basketball career."
"John has a huge upside and an opportunity to be a very good player for our program," said Thompson. "He has only played basketball for a couple of years after making the transition from football."