Baskin returns to Mississippi State Basketball staff

Tevin Baskin has returned to the Mississippi State’s men’s basketball staff as the program’s director of scouting and analytics announced by head coach Ben Howland.
Baskin served as a graduate assistant during the 2018-19 and the 2019-20 seasons where the Bulldogs posted consecutive 20-plus win seasons and made a 2019 NCAA Tournament appearance. He spent last season as an assistant coach under Eric Eaton at Saint Michael’s College in Vermont.
I’m very excited to have Tevin rejoin our staff in a full-time position as our director of scouting and analytics,” Howland said. “He’s an extremely hard worker with a great feel and understanding for the game. I think Tevin will be an excellent mentor for our players. He’s bright and has worked hard to get to this point of his career.” 
Baskin played a vital role in assisting with player development and opponent scouting during his graduate assistant tenure. The Bulldogs had a trio of players selected in the NBA Draft: Quinndary Weatherspoon (2019 • San Antonio Spurs), Reggie Perry (2020 • Brooklyn Nets) and Robert Woodard II (2020 • Sacramento Kings).
Prior to his time at Mississippi State, Baskin worked at Bridgewater College in Virginia during the 2017-18 season.  
Baskin embarked his collegiate coaching career in 2016-17 at Northwest Florida State College, where he worked with the wings and post players. The Raiders were ranked No. 1 in the Sporting News Junior College preseason poll, won the Panhandle Conference championship and made a trip to the NJCAA Final Four. The program also put together the first undefeated conference season in school history.
A standout high school small forward at Trinity Catholic in Connecticut, Baskin led his team to a combined 102-12 record over his four years. He finished his prep career third on his school’s all-time scoring list with 1,869 points. Baskin was rated as a top 50 small forward by and was selected to play in the Jordan Brand Classic Regional Game.
Baskin’s collegiate career began with one-season stops at Quinnipiac and Chipola College where he helped the squad to a 26-3 mark. Chipola qualified for the national junior college tournament during his sophomore season.
Baskin completed his college career at Appalachian State where he played in all 31 games and amassed double figures 18 times as a junior. His senior season was highlighted by a 24-point performance against Atlantic Coast Conference foe North Carolina State in 2013-14.
Baskin had the opportunity to play two seasons of professional basketball in Mexico following his time at Appalachian State. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communication studies with a minor in sociology from Appalachian State in 2014 and his master’s degree in workforce education leadership from Mississippi State in 2020.
The Mississippi State Athletic Ticket Office is on-sale with 2021-22 season tickets. New season ticket purchasers can call (662) 325-2600 or visit for more information. Current season ticket holders will receive a renewal notice in late June from MSU’s Athletic Ticket Office.
Mississippi State has landed a quartet of impact transfers in Garrison Brooks (North Carolina), D.J. Jeffries (Memphis), Rocket Watts (Michigan State) and Shakeel Moore (North Carolina State), coupled with a solid freshmen class which features ESPN top 100 recruit KeShawn Murphy, Alden Applewhite and Cam Carter.
The Bulldogs also return two of their top three scorers in Iverson Molinar and Tolu Smith from 2020-21. Molinar ranked among the SEC’s top 10 in points per game (16.7 – 4th), field goal percentage (47.8 – 5th) and 20-plus point games (8 – T-7th), while Smith was the SEC leader in rebounds per game (8.5) and double-doubles (8) last season.
Mississippi State captured a runner-up finish at the 2021 NIT as the Bulldogs earned a bid in postseason play for the third consecutive time when postseason tournament have been played. State won seven of its last 10 games, highlighted by a combined five NCAA NET Quad 1 and Quad 2 victories down the stretch.

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