Tatum Basketball Standout Robbie Rockwell Receives Offer from Murray State College
One of the most prolific shooters in recent memory in East Texas basketball circles received his first college offer Thursday.
Tatum senior guard Robbie Rockwell announced via Twitter that Murray State College offered him. Murray State is a Division I JUCO program in Tishomingo, Okla., that competes in the NJCAA Region II conference.
Rockwell's Tatum squad is ranked No. 5 in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class 2A poll. As expected, Rockwell has played very well for Tatum this season, helping the Eagles to a 20-4 overall record and 6-0 start to district play. He enters Friday's game at Ore City averaging 18.5 points per game.
Rockwell's ongoing senior performance comes after a stellar junior season that garnered national recognition. The 6-foot shooting guard earned all-region honors and averaged 18.7 points per game to lead Tatum, which reached the Class 2A Region III championship before falling to eventual state title-winner White Oak. He hit 41 percent of his three-point attempts and 88 percent of his free-throw tries, while his 168 three-pointers rank eighth on the National High School Federation's single-season record list.
Tatum's 106-47 rout of Jefferson on Tuesday saw Rockwell finish with 29 points and six steals. He hit five triples to lead the Eagles to the 59-point victory.