The Citadel Men’s Basketball Announces Signing Class

The Citadel Men’s Basketball Announces Signing Class
Bulldogs' head coach Duggar Baucom reaches 200 career wins as The Citadel blowout Carver College 108-40 Saturday afternoon. (Source: The Citadel Basketball)

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Citadel head men’s basketball coach Duggar Baucom announced the signing of three future cadet-athletes who will enroll at The Citadel in the fall of 2021. The signees include Jackson Price, Jason Roche and Brock Wakefield.

“We are very excited to welcome Jackson, Jason and Brock to our basketball program,” said Baucom. "All three are excellent students, possess extremely high character and understand the value of a Citadel degree, which should help them thrive in our military-academic environment. Each has the potential to come in and help us on the court immediately. We would like to welcome each one and their parents to our Citadel basketball family.

“I would like to congratulate my staff on signing a great class of future cadet-athletes in unprecedented times. Their hard work, communication skills and creativeness allowed us to recruit Jackson, Jason and Brock under extremely difficult challenges due to the pandemic. Credit to them for their tireless efforts.”

Jackson Price, F, 6-8, 200, Hiram, Georgia (Hiram)

Plays for head coach Keyon Boyd at Hiram High School…averaged 12.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game as a junior…garnered honorable mention all-region and all-county honors…helped the Hornets capture the region championship…named one of the top performers at the Relentless Hoops Top 80 and HBCU Elite Top 100 events…dad played basketball at UC Bakersfield, while mom ran cross country at West Virginia.

“Jackson is a versatile athlete who can finish at the rim and also step out and make perimeter shots,” said Baucom. “His length and timing allows him to be a great shot blocker and his physicality inside makes him an excellent rebounder. Jackson is just scratching the surface of his basketball potential.”

Jason Roche, F, 6-5, 180, Berkeley, California (Pomfret School)

Playing upcoming season at Pomphret School in Connecticut…Played for head coach Rich Buckner at St. Mary’s High School…averaged 23.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in leading the Panthers to the California state co-championship as a senior…earned first-team all-league honors as a junior and senior…named Team MVP final two seasons…team defensive player of the year as a junior…finished runner-up for North Coast section player of the year as a freshman…received school’s Athlete of the Year award as a senior…one of the top shooters on Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League.

“Jason is a game changing shooter,” said Baucom. “His quick release and range made him one of the top 3-point threats on the EYBL summer league circuit. Jason’s prep year at Pomphret School, under the guidance of Coach Rob Toste, will only enhance his complete game which fits perfectly with our style of play.”

Brock Wakefield, PG, 6-3, 180, Annapolis, Missouri (South Iron)

Plays for head coach Dusty Dinkins at South Iron High School…three-time all-state, all-district and all-conference selection…three-time Black River League Player of the Year…averaged 20.4 points and 6.8 rebound and 3.1 assists in leading the Panthers to a 29-1 record and a district championship as a junior…named Dream Team Player of the Year following junior campaign…averaged 20.0 points and 5.0 rebounds as a sophomore…ranked No. 10 in the Prep Hoops Missouri rankings…also earned second-team all-state honors as an infielder on the baseball team in 2019…plans to also play baseball at The Citadel…father played baseball at Three Rivers Community College…sister played volleyball at Lindenwood University, while brother played baseball at Crowley’s Ridge.

“Brock’s size and court vision make him a perfect engine for our up-tempo offense,” said Baucom. “He can score inside and out, and is an exceptional rebounder for a guard. Brock is a special athlete being named all-state in both basketball and baseball. We are looking forward to him playing both sports here at The Citadel.”