Stapleton transfers to MSU

Staff Writer

After spending his freshman campaign at Louisiana Tech, Xavian Stapleton has decided to return to his home state to finish out his collegiate career.
On Monday, the 6-foot-6, 190-pound guard from Flora signed a financial agreement with MSU. Due to NCAA transfer rules, he’ll have to sit out this season, but will have three years of eligibility remaining starting in 2016-17.
“I’m excited about being back in Mississippi and being at Mississippi State,” said Stapleton, who went to Louisiana Tech following a stellar career at Madison Central. “I’m just ready to get to work and do my part to help this team. I think the future here is really exciting.”
For more on Stapleton, see Thursday's Starkville Daily News.