THS senior Cree Mullenix signs with hometown Pirates

North Central Missouri College men’s basketball coach Steve Richman added to his recruiting class on Friday morning without having to leave town, as Trenton High School senior Cree Mullenix signed a letter of intent to attend NCMC and play basketball for his hometown Pirates.  Coach Richman told KTTN that it was a combination of two factors that impressed the coaching staff to Mullenix:

Mullenix visited NCMC earlier this week for a workout with Coach Richman and Assistant Coach Jeremy Esry:

Mullenix said the decision to stay home for the next two years boiled down to a good fit, and an opportunity to play basketball at the next level:

In his senior year at Trenton High School, Mullenix led the Bulldogs to a 13-11 record.  The team lost in a tough-fought one-point game (46-45) to Richmond in the district quarterfinal round, narrowly missing out on a chance to play eventual district runner-up Chillicothe in the semifinal round.  Mullenix played in all 24 games for the Bulldogs in 2015-2016, averaging 11 1/2 points per game, in addition to 5.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per contest.

Mullenix hit 27 three-point field goals during the season, connecting on an average of 21 percent.  His free throw percentage was a solid 73 percent, matching Brice Dillon for the highest on the squad.