Josh Eversman from Fairmont and Wyatt Mounts from Sioux City East are the latest men’s basketball recruits announced by Mustang head coach Jim Sykes.
Morningside men’s basketball head coach Jim Sykes has announced the names of two high school recruits who will join the Mustangs next season.
The recruits are Josh Eversman, a 6-4 forward from Fairmont, Minn., and Wyatt Mounts, a 6-1 guard from Sioux City.
Eversman is a senior at Fairmont High School, where he averaged 11.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game over a 68-game varsity career. He was a two-time All-South Central Conference and Fairmont Sentinel All-Area selection.
Eversman helped lead the Cardinals to a 25-6 record and a fourth place finish at the Class AA state tournament this past season as the team set a school record with 25 victories and made its first state tournament appearance in 24 years. He was the Cardinals’ second leading scorer and top rebounder with averages of 15.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Eversman ranked second on the team with 64 assists and 50 steals for norms of 2.1 assists and 1.6 steals per contest.
Mounts is a senior at Sioux City East High School, where he earned first-team All-Missouri River Activities Conference honors in addition to Sioux City Journal All-Metro and fourth-team All-Northwest Iowa laurels this past season.
Mounts led the Black Raiders in scoring with an average of 15.3 points per game to compliment a norm of 4.5 rebounds per contest. He dealt a team-high 67 assists for an average of 3.0 per game. Mounts was East’s most accurate 3-point shooter with 42 treys in 91 attempts for 46.2 percent. He made 115 of 245 field goal attempts for 46.9 percent and converted 64 of 97 free throw attempts for 66.0 percent.
Morningside posted a 25-9 record en route to a NAIA Division II National Tournament appearance during the 2013-14 campaign. The Mustangs finished second in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) standings with a 16-4 league mark and won the GPAC’s post-season tournament with an 87-85 victory in the title game against regular season champion Dordt College.