Men's basketball announces two signings on first day of Spring signing period

Joplin, Mo. -- Missouri Southern men's basketball coach Jeff Boschee has announced the addition of two individuals for the 2014-15 season. 

Joining the Lions will be Joplin High School product Charlie Brown and Hill Junior College product Taylor Luster. 

Brown, a 6-1, 180 pound guard comes to Southern from Joplin High School where he was a four-year starter for coach Jeff Williams and the Eagles. He was a four-time All-Conference, four-time All-District and this season was an All-State selection. Brown scored 1,865 career points for the Eagles, where as a senior, he averaged 23.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.4 steals. He scored 498 points as a senior and had 16 games with 20 or more points, and four games at 30 points or more. 

Brown is the son of Arthur and Susan Brown and is undecided on his future major at Southern. 

Luster comes to Southern after two seasons at Hill College in Texas. A 5-10, 170 pound point guard, Luster helped lead his team to a 25-9 record this season and was named an Academic All-District selection. He started in all 34 games he played in, averaging 5.8 points per game, while shooting 77 percent from the free-throw line. He shot 39 percent from the three point line and dished out 5.1 assists per game. 

Luster is a native of Keller, Texas where he prepped at North Crowley High School in Fort Worth. He played three years and started two seasons for coach Tommy Brakel and the Panthers, earning All-District and All-Conference honors. He was the district MVP his senior season, while helping the Panthers to three district championships and three trips to the regional semi-finals. 

Luster is the son of Jeff and Shay Luster. His father is an assistant coach at Division I North Texas. He plans to major in business at Missouri Southern. 

The Lions expect one more signing in the coming days.