Tyler Junior College (TX) guard Kieffer Punter announced his commitment to Troy yesterday on Twitter.
After a healthy amount of schools followed the Bronx, New York native, it was Troy who made the most sense in the end.
“I had a great feeling about Troy. A feeling that you know it’s where you belong,” Punter explained. “Sometimes it may be hard to put into words what you’re thinking but you just know that you’re making the right decision.”
Punter selected Troy over Texas State, New Orleans, Incarnate Word and Buffalo, among others.
“I know it’s a place where I can grow and get better,” he said. “As long as I do my part and put the work in day in and day out.”
The staff has plenty of scholarships to fill after losing a lot of their scoring this season due to transfer, and Punter has the opportunity to step in right away and make an impact right away. It was one of the reasons he decided Troy was the best fit.
“Coach Cross has the ultimate faith in me and I could feel it through every conversation that we’ve had up until this point,” Punter said. “Having a coach 100-percent behind you as well as having the opportunity to come in and contribute right away, is very special, and not a lot of players get the opportunity to do so.”
Punter averaged 11.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.7 assist per game in his second season at Tyler. He shot 45-percent from the floor and 46-percent from three.
He will be an immediate contributor on the floor with work, but he’s also going to be an immediate force off the court as well.
“Immediate impact as a person on and off the court,” he said. “I look to bring leadership, and an amazing work ethic that can help lead us to wins.”