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Bears land transfers from Nebraska, Houston

By: Pikeville Media Relations
By: Pikeville Media Relations

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – A pair of transfers are the latest signees of the Pikeville College men’s basketball staff.

Quincy Hankins-Cole and Yan Moukoury have signed scholarship agreements with the Bears and head coach Kelly Wells.

“These two young men will be outstanding additions not only to our program but also to our school,” said Wells. “We like what we’ve seen out of them both on the court and off and think they will help us reach our goal of the national tournament.”

Hankins-Cole is a 6-8, 240-pound forward who played last season at the University of Nebraska. He averaged just under 10 minutes a game for the Huskers, scoring 4.0 points and pulling down 2.4 rebounds per game. He had a season high 15 points against Jackson State and again against Southern Utah.

Prior to that, Hankins-Cole was an All-FCCAA selection at Polk Community College in Lakeland, Fla. As a sophomore he averaged 15.8 points and 12.3 rebounds to be named both all-conference and to the statewide FCCAA team, covering four community college leagues in Florida.

When he left Polk, he was listed as the 42nd best junior college player in the country by the Web site www.JucoJunction.com.

Maukoury, a 6-7 forward from Baton Rouge, La., spent two seasons at Houston in Conference-USA before playing last year at Northern Kentucky. At Northern, he averaged 3.3 points and 1.8 rebounds for the Norse, starting four games and averaging 13.7 minutes per game.

At Christian Life Academy, he led his team to back-to-back Class A state titles, averaging 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists as a senior to earn All-State, All-Metro and All-District honors as his team posted a 33-7 record.

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