2017 Gordon 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)

#CBHoops Juco Jam-Oct 14th-Gordon State (GA)

#CBHoopsSuperJam-Oct 21st-Lakepoint (Emerson, GA)
Head Coach

Bruce Capers (2016-17 GCAA Coach of the Year)

Last Season’s Record

22-9, 12-4 GCAA (2nd in GCAA)

Players from last season’s Team who moved on to 4 Year Level (Player/School)

Raynere Thornton – Memphis (1st Team All GCAA)

Jailan Haslem – Charlotte (Honorable Mention All GCAA)

Cedric Council – Coppin State

James Walker – Morehouse

Top Returning Players

6’2 Derek St Hilaire – 2nd Team All-GCAA and GCAA All-Freshman Team…15 pts/game…3.6 assts/game

6’3 Paul Miller – 7.5 points per game…3.0 assists per game

6’8 Jovahan Dunham – 3.3 points per game…2.1 rebounds per game

Top Newcomers

6’8 AJ Cheeseman – transfer from Univ of New Orleans

6’4 Kevon Tucker – transfer from Wofford

6’4 Kai Lambert – transfer from Truett McConnell…averaged 8.2 points per game and named TMC’s Men’s Basketball Newcomer of the Year

Summary

After a solid 2016-17 season, the Highlanders saw their run at a GCAA title end after some key injuries late in the season.  Gordon State lost some key contributors from last season’s 22 win team, but Coach Capers returns do it all point guard Derek St Hilaire (2nd Team All-GCAA) and re-loaded with the addition of some key transfers and freshman.