Men's Basketball - Fri, May 7, 2010
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BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - The Union College men's basketball program announced today the signing of Knott County High School shooting guard Stuart Stamper to its program for the 2010-11 campaign.

The 6-foot-2 Stamper averaged 18.2 points per game to go along with his three assists and three rebounds per contest in his senior season.

Stamper has cemented his name in Knott County High School lore, finishing his career as the school's all-time leading scorer with 2,286 points.

Stamper, a varsity starter since eighth grade, was named to the 53-District team four consecutive years (2007-10) and was named to the 14-Region All-Tournament team a total of four times (2006-07, 2009-10).

Stamper also earned national and state recognition, being nominated to the 2010 McDonald's All-American team and being named to the Lexington Herald All-State Honorable Mention team three straight years (2008-10).

"We really believe that we got a good one in picking up Stuart Stamper," lamented head men's basketball coach Sean Gillespie. "It does not take long to look at his accomplishments to see that he is passionate about the game. He will be a perfect fit for our offense. He had a great year this year and we are fortunate for him to be joining the Bulldog basketball family."

Gillespie went on to comment about Stamper's fit with the rest of the recruiting class, stating, "this freshmen recruiting class is shaping up to be a real special one and we think that Stuart will have a great career here at Union."