ROME, Ga. — Berry College head men's basketball coach Mitch Cole has announced the newcomers for the upcoming 2018-19 season.
"We are excited about our first recruiting class," Cole said. "The goal of this class was to identify student-athletes who wanted to be Berry Vikings in every way. This group has a good mix of size, strength and skill at each position which will add value to our program. In addition, these are young men who will represent Berry College in a first-class manner. I look forward to seeing their development both on and off the basketball court."
Brief bios of the newcomers can be found below.
(G, 6-2, 180, Palm Harbor, Fla., Palm Harbor University High School)
Serving as a three-year captain, Blair joins the Vikings after a standout career at Palm Harbor University High School. Averaging 14 points and seven rebounds per game, Blair earned a spot on the Pinellas County Athletic Conference All-Conference team and was named the Keswick Christian Christmas Tournament MVP in 2015. In his senior year, Blair was a PCAC Senior All-Star selection, and was named Palm Harbor University Basketball MVP for the 2017-18 season.
The son of Carol and Ronnie Blair, Andrew plans to major in Political Science.
(G/F, 6-3, 210, Little Rock, Ark., Little Rock Central)
Dallimore comes to Berry after a three season career with the Little Rock Central Tigers. He was named to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette All-Metro Team, and appeared in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette All-Metro game. At Little Rock Central, Dallimore also competed on the football team.
Caleb is the son of Sharon and Robert Dallimore.
(F, 6-7, 290, Chickamauga, Ga., Gordon Lee High School)
Dyer joins the Vikings after four-year varsity career at Gordon Lee High School. As a Trojan, Dyer was All-Region selection, and served as team captain in his senior season. He also competed with Chattanooga Elite and PSB Chattanooga club organizations.
The son of Jennifer and Kirk Dyer, Jacob plans to major in Business.
(G/F, 6-4, 190, Lithia, Fla., Academy at the Lakes)
Haslam joins the Vikings after a two-year debut with the University of South Alabama, where he was named to the Sun Belt Academic Honor Roll. During his career at Academy at the Lakes, Haslam was named the Pasco County Player of the Year and was selected to the FABC All-State team. Posting a school record of 2,351 points in his time as a Wildcat, Haslam led his team to a District Championship in 2014 and a Regional Championship in 2015. As team captain in his senior season, Haslam averaged 20.6 PPG and 8.2 REB/G to advance to the Final Four in the State Championship tournament.
The son of Mary and Tom Haslam, Ethan plans to major in Business Administration and Finance.
(F, 6-5, 240, Section, Ala., Section High School)
Haynes joins the Vikings after a two season career with Covenant College. In his sophomore season as a Scots, Haynes averaged 14.9 PPG and 6.9 REB/G and was named to the All-Conference team and All-Conference tournament team. During his senior season at Section High School, Haynes was selected as the Area Tournament MVP, County MVP, and Regional MVP, and was a member of the All-State Tournament team. In 2016, Haynes led the Lions as a team captain to an Area and Regional Championship, as well as a Final Four appearance.
The son of Tammy and Glen Haynes, Caleb plans to major in Sports Administration.
(G, 6-1, 170, Sharpsburg, Ga., Landmark Christian School)
Riggs comes to Berry after three varsity seasons at Landmark Christian. As a team captain in his senior season, Riggs averaged 11.2 PPG and 4 REB/G to earn an All-State Honorable Mention. Riggs also competed in soccer and baseball at Landmark Christian.
The son of Heather and Marty Riggs, Mitchell plans to major in Economics.