Men’s Basketball Announces Signing of Justin Abson and Zocko Littleton Jr.

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November 10, 2021
Van Dean Lawrence
November 10, 2021

Men’s Basketball Announces Signing of Justin Abson and Zocko Littleton Jr.


BOONE, N.C. – App State men’s basketball head coach Dustin Kerns has announced the additions of Justin Abson (Pompano Beach, Fla./North Broward Prep) and Zocko Littleton Jr. (Albany, Ga./Osborne) to the program.

Justin Abson | Forward | 6-9 | 235 | Pompano Beach, Fla./North Broward Prep
Abson is a three-time Sun Sentinel All-Broward County selection, including First Team honors last season. In addition, he was named Second Team 4A All-State by the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches, while playing for North Broward Prep in the 2020-21 season. Last season, he averaged a career-best 16.8 points and 12.0 rebounds, while recording double-doubles in 13 of the 16 games. He enters his senior season on pace to score 1,000 points, pull down 250 rebounds and dish out 200 assists.

Kerns on Abson
“We are excited about the addition of Justin Abson to the Mountaineer family. We identified Justin early in the recruiting process and were enamored by his skill set at his position. Justin’s versatility on the offensive end combined with his ability to defend provides him the opportunity to have a great career here at App State. Justin has a very good feel for the game, great passing ability and can step out and stretch the defense with his shooting ability. He has been well coached in high school by Coach Casey Wohlleb at North Broward Prep while also playing for one of the top AAU programs in the country, The Nightrydas on the Nike EYBL circuit. Justin is a special player and an even better person who has a bright future ahead of him. Mountaineer nation, please join us in welcoming Justin and his mother Cheryl to the App State family.”

Zocko Littleton Jr. | Guard | 6-3 | 175 | Albany, Ga./Osborne
Littleton Jr. comes to the High Country from Osborne High School in Powder Springs, Ga. Last season, he earned 6A All-Region 6 honors. Littleton Jr. has enjoyed a strong high school career, scoring over 1,400 points in his first three seasons. Entering his senior season, the Albany, Ga. native has been named Preseason First Team All-State.

Kerns on Littleton Jr.
“We are excited about the addition of Zocko Littleton Jr. to the Mountaineer family. He comes from Osborne High School in Powder Springs, Georgia where he has currently scored over 1,400 points going into his senior season. He is a tough shot maker and has the ability to really stretch the floor and defense. Zocko comes from a great family which includes Zocko Littleton Sr., his wife Danielle Littleton and his mother Nakimbra Savage. He has been prepared well by Coach DeMarques Lakes at Osborne High School. Zocko is a blue-collar worker who is always in the gym and an ultimate competitor willing to do whatever it takes to win. His mentality and work ethic both on and off the floor makes him a great fit for our program. Mountaineer nation, please join us in welcoming Zocko and his family to the App State family.”

Abson and Littleton Jr. mark the first two signings of the 2022 class for the Mountaineers. App State hosts ETSU in its home opener on Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN+.