By: Tim Andrzejewski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
HOUSTON — Rice men’s basketball coach Scott Pera has announced the signing of Chris Mullins (Grand Prairie, Texas) to a national letter of intent for the 2018-19 school year, Pera announced Wednesday morning.
Mullins, a 6-3 guard, led Mansfield Timberview to a 32-7 record last year and the Class 5A state championship, where he scored 36 points and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. Mullins averaged 18.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.0 assists while earning District 10-5A Defensive MVP. He was named First Team All-District and Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) All-Region and All-State, as well as Second Team Star-Telegram Super Team.
“The final signee of this morning is Chris Mullins,” said Pera. “I think one word sums Chris up; “winner.” He was the MVP of the Texas state 5A state title championship game last year and led his team to the State title. He is a stat sheet stuffer that looks to do whatever is necessary that night to help his team win. Chris is also a very good defender that never shies away from a challenge. He is a terrific student and high character young man as well. He is exactly what we are looking for in a student-athlete at Rice.”
Mullins is a three time First Team All-District selection and a two-time 5A Defensive Player of the Year and TABC All-Region All-State. As a freshman, he was named the TABC Newcomer of the Year. He is rated a three-star prospect by both ESPN and Rivals.