WILLIAMSBURG, Va.(TribeAthletics.com) – William & Mary head men's basketball coach Dane Fischer [tribeathletics.com] announced the signing of forward Langdon Hatton (Georgetown, Ind. / North Harrison), guard Julian Lewis (Ann Arbor, Mich. / Huron) and guard Tyler Rice (Columbia, S.C. / Ridge View) to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday.
"We are thrilled to welcome Tyler, Julian and Langdon to the William & Mary Basketball family," Fischer said. "These young men truly embody what it means to be a student-athlete and they will be an incredible fit on campus and in our community. They are very talented players that fill important needs for our team, and we are extremely excited about what they bring to our basketball program."
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Georgetown, Ind. / North Harrison
Selected to the IBCA/Subway All-State Honorable Mention Team in 2020 … Averaged 18.2 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 3.3 blocked shots per game as a junior in 2019-20 … Shot 63% from the field, 39% from 3 and 78% at the free throw line … Selected All-Mid-Southern Conference in both 2019 and 2020 … Named Subway Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Week on Feb. 5, 2020 after a 20-point, 16-rebound double-double with six blocks at Lanesville and a 28-point, 10-rebound double-double with seven rejections vs. rival Salem … As a sophomore in 2018-19, averaged 16.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.7 blocked shots per game with shooting percentages of 58% from the field, 38% from 3 and 72% at the free throw line… Played AAU for Indiana Elite/Team Indiana in 2019-20.
Son of Steven and Emily Hatton... Father, Stephen, played basketball at Transylvania University … Sister, Lilly, played basketball at Wofford and was the SoCon Rookie of the Year in 2020 … Enjoys fishing.
Coach Fischer on Hatton
"Langdon is a multidimensional front court player that has a tremendous amount of ability. He can score with his back to the basket and out to the 3-point line, and his ability to pass and drive ball make him ideal for our system. Langdon is an extremely hard worker that is very focused on what it takes to play at a high level and will bring a physical presence to our program."
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Ann Arbor, Mich. / Huron
Ranked the No. 6 player in the state of Michigan by MLive.com … Named All-State by the Detroit New/Free Press and MLive.com … Considered one of the top defenders in the state of Michigan … Garnered All-State Second Team honors … Named to the Ann Arbor Dream Team … Led Huron to a conference title and a 21-1 record in 2019-20 … Averaged 12.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.8 steals per game at a junior … Named to the BCAM's Best All-State from the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan … Scored 20 points in a 64-54 win over defending state champion Lincoln and the Class of 2022 top-ranked player in the country Emoni Bates … An Elite 25 Selection … Honored as a Reaching Higher Best All State honoree … Selected to the All-SEC First Team … Played AAU for Reach Legends … A three-year varsity captain … Averaged 12.2 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game in 2018-19 … A two-time all-area selection … A three-time scholar-athlete honoree … A two-year recipient of the NAACP Freedom fund award … A peer counselor and a peer facilitator in high school … Mentors elementary students as a part of Rising Scholars … Volunteered at Saturday School Breakfasts for exam study sessions … Part of Executive Board, which is a school function support … A Caris Levert Basketball Camp Counselor for youth/community.
Son of Michael and Suzanne Lewis … Father, Michael, played basketball at Concordia College and is an assistant coach at Huron High School in Ann Arbor … Mother, Suzanne, attended Eastern Michigan and is a special education teacher … Both his brothers, Mike and Avery, played college basketball at Wayne State … Avery is currently a redshirt sophomore for the Warriors.
Coach Fischer on Lewis
"Julian is one of the most versatile players we evaluated in this recruiting class. He can play multiple positions on the floor, and he has the ability to impact the game by scoring, creating for others, defending and rebounding. Julian's leadership and intangibles are off the charts and he brings a unique ability to communicate and compete with toughness on a consistent basis."
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Columbia, S.C. / Ridge View
Rated as one of the top 10 players in the state of South Carolina throughout his career … Earned game MVP honors, finishing with 23 points, four rebounds and four assists in leading Ridge View to its third-straight 4A state championship in 2020 with a 69-59 win over Myrtle Beach … Averaged 11 points, four rebounds and four assists per game as a junior in 2019-20 … Named 4A All-Region 3 in 2020 … Competed in the South Carolina Junior Showcase … Helped Ridge View to 4A State Championships in 2018 and 2019 … Competed in AAU for Team Loaded NC, which was ranked No. 13 nationally … Named to the Peach State 24 Live U17 All-Tournament First Team in August of 2020 after helping 1 Carolina AAU team to the title … Earned the Ridge View High School Science Department Award … A member of the South Carolina High School League Student Advisory Council, Smooth Movement Mentorship Program and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) … Served as the President of Enter His Courts with Praise Basketball Club.
Son of Andrae and LaShaunda Rice … Father, Andrae, played wide receiver at Fayetteville State University … Brother, Kaiden, is a senior for the basketball program at The Citadel … Enjoys playing PlayStation (Fortnite, NBA 2k, Call Of Duty, etc), basketball and football and watching Netflix shows and movies … Plans to major in film and media studies.
Coach Fischer on Rice
"Tyler is a dynamic point guard that can create for others and score from all three levels. He comes to William & Mary from a highly successful high school program having won three straight state championships. Tyler has the ability to defend at a high level and will bring great work ethic and toughness to our program."