CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.
– Guard Jonathan Dalton signed with the Southeast Missouri men's basketball team Monday.
Dalton (5'10", 160) comes to Southeast after spending one season at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson, Mississippi.
"Jonathan provides us with an explosive playmaker who will give our team a very different dimension," said Southeast head coach Rick Ray
. "He will be as quick and fast as any guard in the entire Ohio Valley Conference. Our team will benefit from the pressure Jonathan will put on the opposing defense with his attacking style of play. Plus, we will benefit from the fact that he has three years of eligibility in our program instead of your typical two years for junior college transfers."
A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Dalton suffered an injury in the first game of the season, but returned to average 20.1 points during the second half of the 2015-16 campaign. He also dished out 60 assists and was named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College South Division Second-Team All-State for his efforts.
"Jonathan can score, sees the court well and is very good at distributing the basketball," said Co-Lin head coach Kenny Bizot. "He will bring a good toughness, is a great kid and takes care of business in the classroom. Jonathan can really put pressure on the defense with his ability to score and shoot the three."
Dalton attended West Jefferson High School, where he garnered New Orleans Metro Coaches' All-District 8-5A and All-New Orleans Area Boys Large School accolades.
He joins forward Milos Vranes (6'7", 205, Republic of Serbia/North Dakota State College of Science) and guards Dondre Duffus (6'3", 180, Palm Beach, Fla./St. Petersburg College), Daniel Simmons (6'2", 190, Biggersville, Miss./East Mississippi CC), Tahj Eaddy (6'2", 165, West Haven, Conn./Tennessee Preparatory Academy), Denzel Mahoney (6'4", 200, Oviedo, Fla./Hagerty H.S.) and Ray Kowalski (6'3", 185, Concord, N.C./Concord H.S.) in next year's class.