RICHMOND, Va. – A few weeks into his reign as VCU's new head men's basketball coach, Will Wade (pictured, right) and his staff have landed their first two signees with the addition of Korey Billbury (Tulsa, Okla.) and Gerron Scissum (Huntsville, Ala.).
"We're thrilled to add two high caliber players who are both very excited about the opportunity to play at VCU," Wade said.
Korey Billbury, formerly of Oral Roberts University, is a 6'3" guard who is eligible to play immediately. A second team All-Summit League selection as a redshirt junior last year, Billbury led the Golden Eagles with 7.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game and was second in scoring with 14.4 points per game.
The Tulsa, Okla. native was also a second team All-Southland Conference honoree for the 2013-14 season.
"After talking with Korey for the first time and meeting him in person in Tulsa, I was convinced this was someone we needed in our program. He is so excited to be a Ram and will bring a veteran toughness to us as a combo guard," Wade said. "He is a big, physical guard who can use ball screens, draw fouls at a high rate, and distribute off penetrate and pitch opportunities. Korey is motivated to make this his best season in college basketball and we are excited to partner with him in making this happen."
Scissum, an incoming 6-7 freshman forward, is the other new Ram. An All-State performer at Lee-Huntsville High School, Scissum averaged 16.4 points and 9.0 rebounds per game while leading his team to the state semifinals and earning first team All-State honors.
"I have known Gerron for over a year and we are getting a tremendous person who has grown a lot as a basketball player and will continue to get better over his time at VCU," Wade said. "He has the tools and work ethic to be a great player. We look forward to working with him."
Wade and his staff have two remaining scholarship offers for the upcoming 2015-16 season.