Two-Minute Drill: Redhawk Basketball Programs Add Future Redhawks

Apr 27, 2017

Head coaches Rick Ray and Rekha Patterson have completed a successful spring signing period, and the future of Redhawk men’s and women’s basketball looks very bright.

Coach Patterson signed a pair of student-athletes to National Letters of Intent during the spring signing period, including the number five-ranked high school player in Tennessee. Tesia Thompson, a guard from Memphis, is an ESPN Top 100 prospect, and a McDonald's All-American nominee – she is the first ever ESPN Top 100 prospect to sign with the SEMO women’s basketball program.

Joining her will be 6-2 forward Losmie Lutaya. Lutaya, a native of Congo, comes to Southeast after two years at Pensacola State College in Florida, and according to Coach Patterson will provide the program with maturity, toughness and experience.

On the men’s side, head coach Rick Ray added three signees in the spring period.

Isaiah Gable is a skilled 6-7 forward from Greenville, Ohio who garnered First-Team Great Western Ohio Conference honors and was a Third-Team Southwest Ohio All-District selection. Coach Ray was impressed by his shooting ability, and says he’ll be able to get his shot off over people because of his height.

Mark Laros is a 6-10 center originally from the Netherlands who spent the previous two seasons at nearby Mineral Area College. Mark is a true big man, says Coach Ray, and he also has the ability to shoot and pass from the perimeter.

Rounding out the spring signees was a talented 6-5 guard from Meridian, Mississippi, Ledarrius Brewer. According to Coach Ray, Ledarrius is a knock down shooter who possesses tremendous length that should also enable him to become a valuable defensive stopper. He helped lead Meridian to the Mississippi 6A State Title this past season.

Learn more about the future Redhawk basketball student-athletes, and the rest of the spring signees for all sports at

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