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Bucs sign 7-footer Corley

Joe Avento • Updated Jun 4, 2018 at 3:43 PM

Another 7-footer is joining the East Tennessee State basketball team.

ETSU announced Monday morning that Octavion Corley has signed to play for the Bucs. The athletic 7-foot, 212-pound center played the past two years at Casper College in Wyoming, where he shot 63 percent from the field and averaged almost two blocked shots a game.

“Octavian is very mobile for a player his size,” ETSU coach Steve Forbes said. “He possesses a soft touch around the basket and has a really good skill set facing the basket. Due to his length and timing, he will provide our team with valuable rim protection and disruption.”

Corley’s second season at Casper was limited to 20 games because of an injury. He’s fully cleared and will be joining the team for offseason workouts this month.

Corley averaged 18.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game during his high school career in Reno, Nevada.

“It is a step closer to my goals and dreams to be able to suit up for Coach Forbes at ETSU,” Corley said. “It’s all about family and doing special things on the court, and that’s exactly what I want to do. I’m excited to suit up for the blue and gold.”

Corley will be the Bucs’ second 7-footer. Peter Jurkin graduated after last season.

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