Bulldogs add Alabama big man

Vincent (Ala.) three-star power forward E.J. Datcher committed to Mississippi State on Monday. (Photo courtesy of 247Sports.com)

Vincent (Ala.) three-star power forward E.J. Datcher committed to Mississippi State on Monday. (Photo courtesy of 247Sports.com)

Ben Howland‘s highly-rated 2016 recruiting class at Mississippi State expanded to seven players on Monday as three-star power forward E.J. Datcher joined the fold.

Datcher, a 6-foot-9, 250-pounder, chose the Bulldogs over offers from South Alabama and UAB and is rated as the No. 3 prospect in Alabama.

Datcher averaged 18 points, 14 rebounds and 3.1 blocks as a senior at Vincent High School. He missed most of his junior season with a torn meniscus.

MSU’s class is rated seventh nationally by 247Sports as Datcher joins four-star signees Mario Kegler, Schnider Herard, Tyson Carter, Lamar Peters, Eli Wright and Abdul Ado.

For more on Datcher’s commitment, check out Paul Jones‘ story on Bulldawgs247.com by clicking the link HERE.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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