St. Martin guard Ed Simpson verbally committed to Middle Tennessee State during the Labor Day weekend.
Simpson chose the Blue Raiders over the eight schools that offered him scholarships, including Boston University and South Alabama.
He averaged 22 points a game last season and earned a Spot on the Sun Herald's All-South Mississippi basketball team.
During the summer, he scored 14 points in the Mississippi All-Star basketball game.
The 6-foot-3 Simpson is an honor student who has qualified academically to play as a true freshman next year.