by Keisha J Kelley
A rising senior guard from East St Louis, who has won award after award that he can humbly boast about, Deshawn Munson is a name that should be buzzing all around the HBCU sports arena. Less than four months ago he was named the conference player of the year. He now rides in holding the titles of Conference Player of the Year and All American. Munson,who led the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), in scoring averaging 28.4 points per game this past season. As if that was not to brag on, Munson is also the first All American in the schools history. In a heated game played right before COVID19 hit, Deshawn, scored 44 points. Shooting at 60.2 percent FG making him the 8th in the NAIA, 11.39 RPG (2nd in NAIA), and 8.07 APG (1st in NAIA), Munson is a quiet force to be reckoned with. Let me not hold out on this young hoop star; he also had 3.03 steals per game (1st in the NAIA). This guy is balling out of control; a quiet storm waiting to explode, so why have we not heard about him? Why isn't a ten time AMC player of the week, HSSU single game scorer with 44 points, and a freak a nature hitting not one,not two, not three, not four but seven, yes seven triple doubles, not even buzzing in these collegiate sports streets?
Harris Stowe State University, a historically black public university in St Louis, Missouri, is a Member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and was established in 1857. The small public university had an enrollment of less that 1800 student in the Fall of 2018. While small, HSSU, sanctions four sports which include Men's baseball, basketball, soccer, and indoor and outdoor track and field. Women's sports include basketball, soccer, softball, both indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball. Even nestled in the NAIA conference, Deshawn has made a name for himself at Harris-Stowe University as a hornet with a heavy buzz. Playing under the leadership of Brion Dunlap, the university has produced three winning seasons in each of his years there. HSSU has also won the American Midwest Conference twice during his tenure, which in turn earned the Hornets and automatic bid to the NAIA-I tournament both seasons. So let me drop a hornet in year (buzz intended). Be on the look out for the hoop sensation Deshawn Munson, he's the sting we've been missing!!