Winthrop Men’s Basketball Head Coach Mark Prosser and his staff wasted no time in securing their first commitment for the 2021-2022 season. Cameron Whiteside, a Division 2 basketball player at the University of Virginia Wise, committed to the Eagles on Wednesday. Whiteside was a first team all conference player who led the South Atlantic Conference in scoring for two consecutive seasons. The 6’5 guard also brought in a team leading 7.3 rebounds per game and shot 83% from the free throw line. Whiteside was originally committed to Western Carolina, but changed his commitment, following Prosser to Winthrop. He will have two years of eligibility.
Winthrop Guard Josh Corbin also announced on Wednesday that he plans to exit the transfer portal and return to the team. Corbin was the team’s best 3 point shooter, hitting over 40% from beyond the arc. He averaged just under 7 points per game in 14 minutes. Guards Adonis Arms and Charles Falden are still in the transfer portal.
The Eagles are still expected to add a few more scholarship players in the next several weeks. Two of their original recruits for this year, Ben Burnham and Reyne Smith changed their commitment to Charleston, following former Head Coach Pat Kelsey.