Mocs Sign Two Wings for 2012-13 Basketball Season

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- The Chattanooga Mocs add two signees the spring period, five overall, in Eric Robertson and Casey Jones. Both profile at the two and three with Robertson serving a little more as a two and Jones a three.

Robertson is a native of Huntsville, Ala., where he was a standout for perennial Class 5A power Lee High School. He averaged 19 points, eight rebounds and eight assists per game shooting 42.3 percent from three-point range last year for the Generals.

He helped lead Greg Brown's charges to three consecutive Alabama State Championship games bringing home the title in 2010. He earned 2012 first team Class 5A All-State honors. Lee's record during Robertson's three-year career was 77-30.

He is very familiar with Mocs early signee Farad Cobb. The duo played AAU ball for Winfred Jordan and the Atlanta Xpress.

"Eric is a winner on and off the floor," head coach John Shulman said. "He is well-coached. Greg Brown does a great job at Lee.

"He reminds you of a right-handed Ronrico White a little on the court and with that tremendous winning background," Shulman added. "He can really shoot it, but he's a great team guy. Eric can handle it like a point guard and has the size of a wing.

"He fits exactly what we are looking for." Shulman continued, "We are very excited to have him join our family"

Robertson picked Chattanooga out of more than 20 scholarship offers. He narrowed his choices to the Mocs, Wofford and Mercer.

Jones hails from New Orleans, La. Like Robertson and Cobb, he has an AAU teammate already inked in the fall period in Gee McGhee. The duo starred for Quannas White and the Louisiana Dynasty.

He prepped for Marshall Jackson at L.W. Higgins High School in Marrero, a suburb of New Orleans. He averaged 18.8 points and 8.4 rebounds per game as a senior after posting 22.0 points and 8.9 boards per contest as a junior.

Jones was 2012 second team Louisiana Class 5A All-State and Times-Picayune All-Metro. He earned New Orleans Prep Athlete of the Week on Feb. 3. As a junior he recorded a triple-double against Chalmette with 41 points, 12 rebounds and 10 blocks. He chose Chattanooga over Tulane and Louisiana-Monroe among others.

"Casey is very athletic...VERY athletic," noted Shulman. "I am excited about what he is going to bring to the three for us. He can score it, rebound it and plays with a high motor. He can impact both ends of the floor.

"Like Eric, Casey fits exactly what we wanted at that position."

UTC graduates four senior starters in 2012. Three played wing positions in point guard Keegan Bell (Huntsville, Ala.) and guards Ricky Taylor (Brownsville, Tenn.) and Omar Wattad (Johnson City, Tenn.), while Jahmal Burroughs (New Orleans, La.) completed eligibility at the four.

Jones and Robertson join Cobb (West Palm Beach, Fla./Summit Christian), McGhee (Baton Rouge, La./Redemptorist) and forward Josh Warren (Marietta, Ga./Fishburne Military) as the members of the 2012 class.







Farad Cobb




 West Palm Beach, Fla./Summit Christian

Casey Jones




 New Orleans, La./L.W. Higgins

GerVaughn "Gee" McGhee




 Baton Rouge, La./Redemptorist

Eric Robertson




 Huntsville, Ala./Lee

Josh Warren




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