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Mastodon Basketball Signs Andrew Poulter to NLI

IPFW head men’s basketball coach Jon Coffman has announced that Western Texas big man Andrew Poulter has signed a National Letter of Intent, and will start his IPFW basketball career for the 2015-16 season, and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

"We are excited to have Andrew join our program this spring," said Coffman. "Andrew is an experienced, skilled, physical post. We are excited about Andrew’s level of college basketball experience, which includes two years at UALR, coupled with playing in one of the most competitive junior college regions in the country.",

Poulter, a 6-feet, 10-inch, 270-pound forward, spent last season at Western Texas College, playing under head coach Larren Silver. While with the Westerners, he averaged 6.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. He scored a season-high 17 points and pulling down 13 rebounds, hitting 8-of-13 shots from the field in a win at Frank Phillips College, and scored in double figures nine times during the season. He hit 48 percent of his shots from the field during the year (88-of-184).

As a redshirt freshman Poulter played in seven games for UALR, scoring 12 points (6-of-9 from the field), and pulled down three rebounds, after playing in one game during his first season with the Trojans, and redshirting the remainder of the season.

A native of New Braunfels, Texas, Poulter played at Canyon High School and was a two-time All-District and All-Comal County selection. He earned First Team All-District honors after averaging 12 points, nine rebounds, and two blocked shots per game. As a junior he averaged 10 points, six rebounds, and one blocked shot per game. He played AAU basketball with Team Texas-O’Dell and Houston Hoops.,

He joins a group of four other signees for the 2015-16 season including forward Racine Talla, and guards DeAngelo Stewart, Kason Harrell, and Charles Ruise Jr.