2017 Columbia State #JucoReportPreview

Editors Note: Our #JucoReportPreview series takes a look at numerous Junior College programs that are participating in our #JucoReport Jamboree Series that includes both the Battle of the South Jamboree on October 7th, the CBHoops Juco Jam South October 14th, and  Juco Jam Atlanta October 21st. All Players Highlight in Blue below link to their #JucoReportCard.

JucoReport Jamborees Team Will Be Playing In:

#BOTSJamboree-Oct 7th-Duluth HS (GA)

#CBHoopsSuperJam-Oct 21st-Lake Point (Emerson, GA)

Head Coach: 

Winston Neal (3rd season, 41-17)

Last Season’s Record


NJCAA Statistical Rankings: 

#1 in Rebounding, #4 in scoring (101ppg), #3 in Steals

Players to Watch


  • KJ Lesure -5’10”/170- So-PG-(Indianapolis, IN)

Averaged:  11pts, 5 Rebs, 5 Assist, 36% – 3

Extremely Fast PG, shoots it, great anticipation defensively, high character kid, Dean’s List Student.   3.83 GPA, Graduates in Spring with 60+ hours, D1’s have offered.    

  • Tavon King 6’0”/184-So-CG-(Halls, TN)

Averaged:  14pts, 33%-3

Fast Combo, Explosive athlete, shoots it, scores it.   Dean’s List Student.   3.36 GPA, Graduates in the Spring with 60+ hours, D1’s have offered. 

  • Isaiah Crawley-6’7”/220-So-C/F-(Ripley, TN)

Averaged:  14pts, 7rebs – All-Conference as Freshman

Athletic Combo Forward, broke his leg in January, missed half the season but was still named All-Conference.   2.69 GPA, graduates spring with 60+ hours, D1’s have offered.  

  • Justin Slocum-6’7”/210-So-F-(Macon, GA)

Averaged:   10pts, 9rebs – All-Conference as Freshman

Long, Athletic, Competitor, Rebounds, Go-To scorer in the post.   When the ball goes up whether it’s practice, individuals, pick-up or a game, the kid is competing.   All-Conference as a Freshman.   2.5 gpa, on pace to graduate, D1’s have offered 

  • Isaiah Blacksmith-6’7”/225-So-C-(Nashville, TN)

Averaged:   5pts, 9.4rebs, 2 blocks

Athletic, Strong, Physical, & Tough post player.   Ok skill set, his best attributes are his toughness, his ability to rebound, & block shots.   Top 25 in the country in rebounding & blocks as a Freshman.   Dean’s List Student, D1’s are calling.   3.296 GPA, Graduates in the Spring with 60+ hours.  

  • Chance Anderson-6’6”/230-So-C/F-(Atlanta, GA)

D1 Transfer from USF, long, big body forward, great basketball bloodlines – mom played at Tennessee, dad played at UGA.   Can make a 3 & score in the paint.   Went to HS at St. Francis in Atlanta.   2.73 GPA.  

  • Trey Foster-6’2”/200-FR-PG-(Macon, GA)

Big body PG, scores it, Qualifier.  

  • Marcus Mitchell-6’8”/230-RS-FR-C/F-(Memphis, TN)

Former D2 QB that grew 3 inches last year & transferred to go the basketball route.   Stretch 4 or big 3, tough, physical, getting into basketball shape.   High character kid, appreciative.   3.2 GPA, Graduates in the Spring with 60+ hours.  


  • Antwavon Williams-6’1’/205-FR-CG-(Maysville, KY)

Shooter/Scorer that was at TNG Prep last year, Scored 27pts vs Columbia St and scored 42 vs Motlow State.  

  • Jamel Cleveland-6’10”/210-FR-C-(Huntsville, AL)

Super long, Super athletic big man.   HM prospect, there aren’t many guys with his size, length, & athleticism.