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Former Poly Basketball Star Demetrius Mims Jr. Has Transferred from Long Beach State to Towson

Baltimore native Demetrius Mims Jr has announced that he will be transferring from Long Beach State to Towson.

While in high school, Mims was a highly looked up to athlete in the area. He has been able to represent the city of Baltimore in the right way.

“It feels unreal to have the opportunity to represent my city personally again on an even bigger stage,” Mims said “I take pride that the youth here look up to me so I look to set great examples.”

Mims attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute better known as Poly. While at Poly, Mims helped lead the Engineers to two straight Class 3A State Championships. He is also Poly’s all time leading scorer. After his senior season, Mims was named Maryland Basketball Player of the Year.

”It was second nature to win as much as I did at Poly,” Mims said. ”I feel like me and the people around me put in the work to win and championships were just the results everyone didn’t see the hard work behind the scenes.”

Before his senior season at Poly, Mims committed to play basketball at Long Beach State.

Mims was never really given an opportunity with the 49ers. He started one game and averaged 1.1 points in 4.8 minutes per game. 

Mims decided he would transfer from Long Beach State at the end of his freshman year. After Mims took a visit to Towson, he decided that the Tigers would be the best fit for him.

“The coaches here are very enthusiastic about me especially the head coach,” Mims said. ”They have told me how they feel about my game but on the court they show me how much they want me to contribute better than Long Beach State did.”

Due to NCAA transfer rules, Mims will be forced to sit out his first year at Towson. But Mims does not think his development there will be a problem at all.

“Towson has been a high work ethic program that compliments how I take pride in my game so it is a great fit development doesn’t seem like it will be an issue here,” Mims said.

Mims has high expectations set for the Tigers over the next few years while he is there.

“I expect championships out of this program over these next few years,” Mims said. ”As long as we work towards our goals, anything is possible.”

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