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    Underwood Inks Five In Signing Class
    Head coach Brad Underwood signed five student-athletes to NLI's during early signing period. (Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports)
    Head coach Brad Underwood signed five student-athletes to NLI's during early signing period. (Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports)

    Nov. 20, 2013

    NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin head men's basketball coach Brad Underwood announced the signing of five student-athletes to National Letters of Intent Wednesday morning during the early signing period. The class includes three junior college transfers and two prep stars.

    The class includes Ty Charles (Kennedale, TX; Kennedale HS), Demetrious Floyd (St. Louis, MO; Chipolla College), Clide Geffard (Pompano, FL; Northwest Florida State College), Jared Johnson (Columbia, S.C.; Hill College) and Jaxon Holden (Highland, TX; Marcus HS).

    "I am very, very pleased with this group, as we met our recruiting needs," Underwood said. "We signed some premier perimeter guys, while also adding athleticism and shooting. We built a very solid base with the signing a couple of high school kids, in Ty and Jaxon, who will help solidify the program for the future. With this class, we feel like we have filled the void left by our senior departures."

    Ty Charles - Kennedale, TX (Kennedale HS), 6-5, Guard
    A three-star recruit according to, Charles is the 33rd ranked player in the state of Texas. In his prep campaign at Kennedale High School, Charles has averaged a double-double per game, with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while adding six assists per contest.

    "I knew it was SFA all along since my first visit," Charles said. "SFA is where I wanted to go and I took my time. Coach Underwood is whom I want to play for. The program has a tradition of winning, and with Coach Underwood there, he is going to develop players into pros. He has coached at the top level, coaching some of the best players in the nation while he was at Kansas State and South Carolina. Coach is going to use his experience to grow the players and develop them.

    "I will have the chance to hit the court right away, as [SFA] will graduate three guards after this season, and they recruited me to fill the void that the guards will leave. The pieces are in place there to be a team that goes deep into the tournament, and I will be the piece they are missing. Everything just feels right and in place for me to go there."

    Charles enters his senior season under head coach Doug Groff and the Wildcats, after putting up 533 points as a junior. In 2012-13, Charles was 207-of-377 (.549) from the field and 30-of-73 (.411) from beyond the arc. The 6-5 native of Forest Hill, Texas, participated in the 2013 Reebok Breakout Classic in Philadelphia over the summer.

    He played club basketball for head coach Stacy Houston and the DJH5 Elite of the AAU.

    Underwood on Charles:
    "Ty is the multi-talented, versatile athlete, that can play any position on the perimeter. He is not just going to be a good player, but a great player for us. He has tremendous work ethic and high character. As one of the elite players in the state of Texas, he has you excited for the future of SFA basketball."

    Demetrious Floyd - St. Louis, MO (Chipola College-FL), 5-11, Guard
    Floyd is a 5-11 point guard, currently playing his sophomore season at Chipola College in Marianna, Fla. As a freshman, Floyd averaged 11.4 points per game while shooting 50 percent from the field and 42 percent from beyond the arc. The native of St. Louis, Mo., averaged 22 minutes per game and helped the Indians to a 26-5 record in the 2012-13 season. Floyd earned second team All-Panhandle honors as a freshman and has him as the 41st best junior college prospect in the country.

    Before junior college, Floyd was a standout under head coach Erwin Claggett at McCluer High School. As a senior, Floyed averaged 15.4 points and was an All-Suburban North Conference performer after guiding the Comets to a 25-4 record in 2011-12.

    Underwood on Floyd:
    "Demetrious is one of the top point guards, not only in the state of Florida junior colleges, but in the country. He plays on one of the elite teams and has done nothing but win. He has tremendous athleticism and scoring ability that will help us in our backcourt in either of our guard positions."

    Clide Geffard - Pompano Beach, FL (Blanche HS/Samford/Northwest Florida State College), 6-5, Forward
    Geffard is a 6-5 forward, currently playing at Northwest Florida State College (Niceville, FL) after transferring from Samford following his freshman season.

    The native of Pompano Beach, Fla., spent the 2012-13 season at SU, where he was the third leading scorer for the Bulldogs. Geffard, who earned freshman All-Southern Conference honors, averaged 11.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per game for SU. Geffard appeared in all 32 games, making 25 starts, and was SU's top three-point shooter (.419) in helping the Bulldogs to a 9-9 record in SOCON play.

    Geffard was the Class 7A Florida High School Player of the Year in 2012, after helping Blanche Ely High School advance to the state title game. As a senior, Geffard averaged 17.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. In the state-title game, Geffrard put up 33 points and 14 rebounds to lead BEHS to the title over Oak Ridge High School.

    Underwood on Geffard:
    "Clide is a combo forward that can score both inside and outside. He is a high-level proven shooter as evident by his numbers at Samford. He has great athleticism and physically is a very strong and gifted athlete."

    Jared Johnson - Columbia, S.C. (Ridge HS/Hill College-TX), 6-0, Guard
    Johnson is a 6-0 guard, currently in his freshman season at Hill College. Through seven games under head coach Swede Trenkle, Johnson is averaging 15.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game for the Rebels.

    The native of Columbia, S.C., utilized a redshirt in 2012-13, after a prep campaign in which he lead Ridge High School to the 2011 South Carolina Class 4A Lower State Championship game. After finishing as state runner-ups in his junior season, Johnson was named all state.

    Underwood on Johnson:
    "Jared is a combo guard that has been a prolific scorer throughout his career. He is a sensational athlete that can play either guard spot."

    Jaxon Holden - Flower Mound, TX (Marcus HS), 6-1, Guard
    Holden is a 6-1 guard, currently in his senior season under Clay Cody at Marcus High School. As a junior, Holden earned first team all-district honors after averaging 12 points and four rebounds per game.

    He played club basketball for head coach Ramundo Douglass and the Dream Elite of the AAU.

    Underwood on Holden:
    "Jaxon is a terrific perimeter shooter, who has great range. He is extremely athletic and very hard working. He has a toughness about him that will allow him to be successful. He has a very bright future at SFA."