Dietric Slater, a 6-3, 190 pound swingman from Wayne County High School in Waynesboro, MS, has accepted Mississippi State's offer and signed a National Letter of Intent with the SEC school.
Slater averaged 30.3 points, 14.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.5 steals per game in earning second-team all-state honors by Jackson's Clarion-Ledger this past season.
The lefty scored 10 points, four rebounds and four steals in helping the Mississippi All-Stars to an 82-80 victory over Alabama in last month's Alabama/Mississippi High School All-Star Basketball Game at Birmingham, Alabama's Pelham Civic Center.
Rob Harelson of our affiliate Bulldog Blitz reported on March 20th that Slater was hearing from Southern Miss, Jackson State, Troy State, Tulsa, Tulane, Southeastern Louisiana, Birmingham Southern, South Alabama, Southwest Missouri State, Delaware, Jacksonville State, Missouri, and Illinois though only the Bulldogs were offering a scholarship. He had visited Troy State at that point. Last summer at the adidas ABCD camp, he told RivalsHoops.com reporter Brian Towey that he had an offer from Alabama.
The Bulldogs signed two player in the early period: 6-9 Travis Outlaw from Starkville (MS) High School and 5-11 Brooklyn point guard Gary Ervin, who had 12 points, six assists and five rebounds in Thursday's Jordan Capital Classic.
They also have a verbal commitment from 6-10 center Jackie Butler from McComb (MS) High School. Butler didn't sign during the early period. He has been interviewed as a result of the NCAA's probe into the Southeast Pump and Run program's role with Auburn sophomores Marco Killingsworth and Brandon Robinson. According to the Clairion-Ledger that has delayed Butler's signing.