Men’s Basketball Announces Signing of Four by 2023 Classes

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State Basketball Head Coach Josh Schertz has announced the signing of four for its Class of 2023 as Jaden Daughtry, Cameron Manyawu, Eli Shetlar and Derek Vorst have all signed national memoranda of understanding to join the Sycamore program. The Signers class consists of three forwards and one guard, and each signer hails from a different state ranging from the Midwest to the East Coast.

“We wanted to be really careful about finding guys who fit in with us, fit in with our style of play and are the kind of people that we want to coach,” said Coach Schertz. “It was important for us to get guys with length, guys with high ability and most importantly in this system you need players who are accomplished and really know how to play. We believe that we have achieved these tangible things with these four young men and, moreover, they are all young men of great character who share values ​​in relation to work and competition. I couldn’t be more excited about the future of basketball in Indiana State!”

Jaden Daughtry | 6-7 | Forward | Richmond, Virginia | Hargrave Military Academy

Jaden Daughtry is a two-time First Team All-State and two-time First Team All-Metro player for Hargrave Military Academy. In his junior year, he averaged 16 points, nine rebounds and four assists per game. In his senior year, he’s averaged 24 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and two steals per game. Daughtry also competes for Virginia Havoc and was previously named Player of the Year.

What Coach Schertz says about Daughtry…

“Jaden is a hybrid forward that brings great versatility to our program on both ends of the floor. He’s a Swiss army knife that can put his fingerprints on a game and influence victory in a multitude of ways. He has a college fit body and winning is really important to him. We’re always looking for like-minded people who view the competition through the same lens. Jaden is cut from the same cloth as the rest of this class.

Cameron Manyawu | 6-9 | Forward | Kansas City, Mo. | Staley High School

Cameron Manyawu shoots 61 percent from the field off the Staley High School bench and has 166 rebounds, 37 blocks and 32 steals during his tenure there. He also competes for 816 Hoops and has been recognized as an NXT Pro National Top Performer.

What Coach Schertz says about Manyawu…

“Cam is a unicorn. He just turned 17 a few weeks ago and has never started a high school game up until that point, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a player improve as fast as he did last year . In Coach Neff and Coach Williams at Staley High School, Cam has the luxury of playing for as good a high school coach and program as there is, and we will be the beneficiaries of that great coaching and competition. At 6′ 9 with the ability to defend all five positions, we think Cam is only scratching the surface of what he will become one day. With his work ethic, character and humility there is no doubt that he will fulfill his immense potential.”

Eli Shetlar | 6-6 | guard | Wichita, Kan. | Andover High School

Eli Shetlar averages 17.3 points, eight rebounds and three assists per game at Andover High School, where he holds the school record for 3 points in a single game (nine) and 3 points in a season (65). He is a First Team All-League and All-State Team receiver and was named to the Salina Invitational All-Tournament Team and Tournament MVP. Shetlar also competed for KC Run GMC.

What Coach Schertz says about Shetlar…

“Eli is one of the best shooters I’ve ever recruited. At 6ft 6, with a lightning quick release and the ability to shoot down moves, he fits the system perfectly. Eli plays for his father at Andover High School, and it’s immediately apparent just watching him play how well raised he was. His combination of elite shooting and high basketball IQ will allow him to make a significant impact on our program. He’s also a fantastic competitor and a great teammate.

Derek Vorst | 6-10 | Forward | Rossford, Ohio | Rossford High School

Derek Vorst comes from Rossford High School, where he averaged 15.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game during his junior year. He was named to the Northern Buckeye Conference First Team, District 7 Coaches Association First Team, and Northwest Ohio First Team, in addition to receiving All-Ohio Special Mention recognition. Vorst is also a member of the Rossford boys golf team and plays for the Ohio Buckets.

What Coach Schertz says about Vorst…

“Derek is a big guy who brings a rare combination of physicality and skill to the middle position. He has the size and strength to play inside at both ends of the floor but has the shooting, passing and ball-handling skills of a guard. He, like Eli, plays for his father at Rossford High School and his skill and intelligence with the ball will allow us to run the offense through him as a point center. Like the others, Derek is a great student and teammate.