Berea, KY- Berea College head basketball coach, John Hemenway, announced the 2017 recruiting class with the commitments of six incoming basketball recruits. The Mountaineers will add Mason Burgett (Dawson Springs, KY), Torell Carter (Whitesburg, KY), MJ Embree (Buffalo, KY), DeAndre Lightfoot (Chicago, IL), Travis "Hadyn" Roe (Morehead, KY) and Keonn Scott (Fort Lauderdale, FL). All these recruits are well decorated from their high school careers and strive to continue the winning tradition Coach Hemenway has created for the Berea College Basketball Program since his arrival in 2010.
Torell Carter is a 6'2" wing that played at Letcher Central High School in Whitesburg, Kentucky. He was named Region 14 "Player of the Year" after averaging 27.3 points per game, 6.5 rebounds per game and 4.4 assists per game while shooting 58% from the field and 75% from the free throw line. Carter scored a career-high 48 points and was a 2017 Kentucky Mr. Basketball candidate. He is Letcher Central's all-time leader in points, rebounds, free throw attempts and dunks.