DeAndre Dishman, a 6-6 forward out of Bryan Station High School in Lexington, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Eastern Kentucky University, head coach Dan McHale announced on Thursday.
“DeAndre is a phenomenal addition to the Colonel family,” McHale said. “He is a tremendous athlete who plays above the rim and has great versatility.”
Dishman was named honorable mention All-City by the Lexington Herald-Leader and to the 42nd District All-Tournament team following his senior season.
In April, he was invited to play in the prestigious Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Game, alongside fellow Division-I signees James Boone (Samford), Quentin Goodin (Xavier) and Mason Faulkner and Carson Williams (Northern Kentucky).
“DeAndre is a hybrid forward that is a mismatch nightmare,” McHale added. “His passing and playmaking ability make him very tough to guard. He is a local product that has been well coached by Tommy Johnson at Bryan Station, and that enhances our brand on and off the court.”
Dishman is the third Lexington native to sign with EKU this offseason, joining Butler transfer Jackson Davis (Lafayette) and Louisville transfer Dillon Avare (Lexington Catholic). Junior-college transfers Zach Charles (Mesquite, Texas) and Darryl Baker (Jeffersonville, Indiana) and incoming freshmen guards Asante Gist (West Orange, New Jersey) and Parker Chitty (Columbus, Indiana) round out EKU’s 2016 class.
McHale’s up-tempo Colonels ranked 18th in the country in scoring offense (80.5 points-per-game) and broke the EKU single-season field goal percentage record (49.1 percent) in 2015-16.
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