Hounds add forward

Freedom New Mexico

Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Andrew Helton has signed 6-foot-10, 255-pound forward Antonio Cooper to a national letter of intent for the 2011-12 season.

A native of Jamaica, Cooper is in his second season at Redlands Community College in El Reno, Okla. He has averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds a game at Redlands, including some 20-20 outings.

“Antonio is a quality young man who brings our program good skills and size,” Helton said. “He also should bring a maturity and the ability to make an impact with his shot-blocking ability.