The Greyhounds have added North Little Rock guard/forward Kylon McCullough for the 2019-20 season as he signed a National Letter of Intent and Scholarship Agreement in a ceremony at the North Little Rock High School Arena.
McCullough (6'4", 185 lbs.) missed the last 11 games of his senior season after tearing his meniscus, but was averaging 15.2 points and 5.4 rebounds and shooting 55% from the field, 40% from the three-point line and 75.3% from the free throw line before being sidelined the rest of the season. The Wildcats were 16-4 with McCullough, losing only one game to an in-state team, and went 6-5 the rest of the way without him, finishing 22-9 overall and losing in the state tournament quarterfinals. In fact, the Wildcats beat the eventual state champion Ft. Smith Northside Grizzlies twice with McCullough in the lineup.
While he did not appear in enough conference games for postseason honors, McCullough was named to the Barry Pruitt Hurricane Classic All-Tournament Team as North Little Rock went 3-0, beating host Jonesboro in the finals in which he scored 28 points.
McCullough's path to this point has been quite the journey as he did not play organized basketball until his junior year after being cut from the team as a freshman and sophomore. Head Coach Johnny Rice then gave him a spot on the junior varsity his junior season, and he saw limited minutes in a handful of varsity games before having a breakout senior season that was cut short by injury.
But with this opportunity, his story continues as he looks to continue his upward climb with his best basketball ahead of him.
McCullough joins Nettleton point guard Kevin Fulton and a solid core of returnees as the Greyhounds lost only three sophomores from last season's 22-9 team that won the program's third NJCAA Region 2 Championship in a row.
2019-20 Greyhound Basketball Signees
Kevin Fulton | 5'8" | 145 lbs | Jonesboro, Arkansas
Kylon McCullough | 6'4" | 185 lbs | North Little Rock, Arkansas