Lester Medford of IHCC signs with Baylor

Lester Medford today became the second Indian Hills Community College basketball player to sign a letter of intent during the NCAAâ??s early signing period.

Medford inked his LOI with Baylor University where he said he liked the facilities and, most importantly, the style of play of the Bears.

â??After visiting Baylor last weekend, I liked the atmosphere surrounding the program and the fact they play an up-tempo style like we do here at Indian Hills,â?? Medford said.

Medford, a native of Tucson, Ariz., said he also appreciates that the school, located in Waco, Texas, will be close enough to his home for his family to be able to see him play more often.

When Roosevelt Scott signed his LOI with Arizona State a week ago he was leading IHCC in scoring.

After a 23-point effort last Saturday against Rock Valley CC, Medford is the teamâ??s new scoring leader, averaging 17.6 points a game.

â??Lester made a great decision,â?? said IHCC coach Barret Peery, â??because Baylor has had tremendous success with junior college guards.â??

Peery pointed out that former Southern Idaho point guard Pierre Jackson started for the Bears the last two years and helped lead them to the NIT championship as a senior. And Kenny Chery, who played at State Fair CC, is on the BU roster this season.

Medford said the decision to sign with Baylor â??takes a weight off my shoulders.â??

He added that signing early will allow him to focus on his academics and try to lead Indian Hills to a national championship.

Playing in his first season at Indian Hills, Medford spent his freshman year at Arizona Western where he was a junior college All-American.

The Warriors return to action this weekend in the Bowling RV Classic, taking on Barton County (Kan.) Friday night and Missouri State-West Plains on Saturday.

Courtesy IHCC