MCI Forward Picks Oral Roberts
Maine Central Institute forward Steven Roundtree made is heading to the Summit League to play for head coach Scott Sutton at Oral Roberts.
Roundtree is an explosively athletic six-foot-seven one-hundred-and-ninety-pound forward who was a post-graduate at MCI this year.
“We’re pretty excited to able to sign a player of Steven’s caliber,” said Sutton. “We’ve been recruiting him for almost two years. He has a ton of potential. He’s a great athlete, a versatile player and in time he’ll be a great defender.”
Roundtree started 27 of 29 games for MCI head coach Dave Campbell this year and averaged close to 18 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals, while shooting 68% from the floor, leading MCI in all five statistical categories.
“We’ve had a lot of success over the years with players like Steven, and we’ve looked hard to find a guy like him,” said Sutton. “He’s similar in many ways to players like Larry Owens and Yemi Ogunoye: he can play different positions and guard different positions. There’s no question he can come in and help us right away.”
Roundtree’s best game of the season came in a 30-point, 22-rebound outing against Bridgton Academy in January. The Jacksonville, Florida native was also named NEPSAC honorable mention following the season.
Prior to arriving at MCI, Roundtree spent his senior season at the Patterson School in North Carolina where he teamed with Hunter McClintock, who is currently a freshman at Oral Roberts.
New Hampton product, Damon Bell-Holter, was also a freshman at Oral Roberts this season, starting two games and playing more than 15 minutes per game.