Mississippi State adds 2014 big man


6-foot-9 power forward Oliver Black (Jackson, Miss./Wingfield) verbally committed to Mississippi State on Sunday, according to multiple sources.

Black, a class of 2014 prospect, chose the Bulldogs over Ole Miss and Oklahoma State, among others. He joins SF Demetrius Houston (Montgomery, Ala./Carver) and SG Maurice Dunlap (Greenwood, Miss./Amanda Elzy) in MSU's recruiting class. The Bulldogs also hold a pledge from two-sport standout Elijah Staley (Marietta, Ga./Wheeler) who is expected to play football and basketball.