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Union men’s basketball adds Bullock to fall roster

Roy Bullock III.
photo by Zia Nizami
Bellville News Democrat

JACKSON, Tenn. - 4/28/2012 - Roy Bullock, III has signed to play his college basketball for the Union University men’s team. Bullock with enter Union this fall as a freshman and will major in biology/pre-med as he works toward becoming an M.D.

Union head coach David Niven said, “I could not be more excited about Roy’s decision to attend Union University. He comes from a great family and is a proven leader at O’fallon High School. Not only was he one of the best players in southern Illinois, but also one of the best students at O’fallon High School. Coach Rick Gibson did an outstanding job of preparing him to play at the next level as he has led O’fallon to a high level of success. Roy has been the point guard and leader on those successful teams and we expect him to continue in that role in college.”

Bullock, a 5-foot-10 guard, prepped at O'Fallon (Ill.) Township High School where he played basketball and football. In basketball, the O’Fallon native helped lead his team to a fourth place finish in the Class 4A Illinois State Tournament in 2010. His team claimed the Southwest Conference Championship in both 2010 and 2011. Bullock's 2011 football team were also conference champions. As a senior, Bullock was selected as team captain, first team all-conference, IBCA All-State, MVP of the Alton Classic, Dave Sinclair MVP, and Centrailia Holiday All-Tournament. He averaged 20.1 points, four assists and three steals as a senior, while also joining the 1,000-point club in high school. As an underclassman, Bullock earned second team all-conference honors, IBCA All-State, Highland Shootout MVP, and was a state 3-point qualifier. As a senior football player, Bulldog earned first team all-conference honors.

"Academically, it's a great school,” Bullock said on signing with Union. “Athletically, they are going to (NCAA) Division II, so the competition is going to be excellent. It's a great fit all the way around.'

Bullock graduating among the best in his class academically.

Bullock is the son of Roy Bullock, Jr. and Brenda Bullock of O’Fallon.


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