Midwestern State coach Nelson Haggerty announced the addition of multi-sport star Devante Pullum for the 2013-14 campaign.
The 5-10, 165-pound all-around athlete enjoyed a stellar basketball and football career at Little Elm High where he helped the Lobos to postseason appearances in both sports. Pullum played a key role in leading LE to its first district basketball championship in his junior year of 2011-12.
"We're happy to be able to sign a high school athlete the caliber of Devante," Haggerty said. "He is a proven winner in whatever he has done. He's competitive and athletic."
Pullum poured in 17.8 points per game to go along with 7.6 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 2.3 steals to help Little Elm to a fourth consecutive season. The point guard garnered Texas Class 4A All-State honors from the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches and was also voted District 9-4A MVP.
"We are very excited about his upside," Haggerty said. "Devante has never been a full-time basketball player, so we're anxious to see how much he improves."
The three-time all-district performer stood out for coach Russell Segler, whose son Tres is MSU's top assistant, and the Lobos operated a very similar attack to Midwestern State.
"Playing for coach Segler at Little Elm, he's very familiar with our offense and has experience playing in D.L. Ligon by winning a playoff game during his junior year," Haggerty said.
Pullum, who plans to major in sports marketing at MSU, also stood out on the gridiron at the quarterback position guiding Little Elm to the postseason in 2011 and 2012.
He received scholarship offers in both sports.
Pullum joins Henrietta High standout Nick Powell as the first two Midwestern State signees this spring.
The Mustangs claimed their fifth Lone Star Conference title in the last seven years completing the season with a 22-9 mark. MSU advanced to the NCAA Division II postseason tournament for the fifth consecutive season including consecutive Elite Eight appearances in 2010, 2011 and 2012.