NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State men's basketball Head Coach Brian "Penny" Collins announced the signing of Monty Johal (Springfield, Mo.) to a National Letter of Intent. A prolific scorer at Glendale High School in Springfield, Mo., Johal is the first signee for Collins in his TSU head coaching career.
“Monty Johal is really going to be a foundation for my time here," Collins said. "As we build our recruiting class, I’m really excited to add Monty to our program. He’s a four-year guy who has a scoring mentality. He can score on all three levels – he can get to the basket, he can shoot in the midrange and he can shoot from the three. He is a gym rat and exactly the kind of player that I want in this culture. He wants to get better every day.”
Monty Johal | 6-3 | Guard | Freshman in 2018-19
Springfield, Mo. | Glendale High School
- The all-time leading scorer in Springfield Public School history will be a freshman at TSU in 2018-19
- Enjoyed a decorated career at Glendale High School in Springfield, Mo.
- Scored more than 2,500 career points during his four-year high school career
- Three-time Missouri Basketball Coaches Association (MBCA) All-State honoree – Class 5 as a senior and junior; Class 4 as a sophomore
- Averaged 28.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.7 steals per game as a senior
- Ozark Conference Player of the Year and First Team All-Ozark Conference for performance during senior season in 2017-18
- Earned First Team All-Ozark conference as a junior
- Coached by Brian McTague at Glendale High School
- Suited up for Yanders Law on the AAU circuit