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Jerrod Rigby of St. Stanislaus is looking forward to playing basketball at SLU

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - Jerrod Rigby netting 18 points per game, that was second best on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Rigby connected on 47 percent of his two point field goal attempts and drilled 65 of 147 shots from three point range for  44 percent.

Former St. Stanislaus head coach Jay Ladner who is now the head coach at Southeastern Louisiana, pursued Rigby, who signed a basketball letter of intent with the Lions.

"It's pretty awesome because as I was going into the ninth grade, when I would have been playing for him, he left, "stated Rigby.  "So, it's going to be an honor to finally get to play for him."

Rigby says he didn't start playing basketball until he was in the fourth grade and worked out with his dad.

He also says playing basketball at St. Stanislaus High School helped develop his game.

"From the beginning at St. Stanislaus you learn all the fundamentals and team play, "said Rigby.  "It's a family at the school so you get a good sense of togetherness from Stanislaus and hard work of course."

The 6 foot, 165 pound freshman to be at Southeastern Louisiana, could see some early playing time...thanks to his accurate shooting eye.

Rigby said, "My shot.  I can shoot the ball, my strength.  Hopefully I can further develop that in college"

Rigby will join former St. Stanislaus standout Danny Grieves and former Gulfport High standout Dimi Cook at Southeastern Louisiana. Grieves will be a senior and Cook signed a basketball scholarship with the Lions and head coach Ladner last season.

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