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.
Last Season Record
13-20 6-10 (conference) Lost to Georgia Highlands in the GCAA championship
Players moving on to the 4 year level
Bobby Jackson– Grambling St
Andre Kennedy– Alabama A&M
Jalen Thomas– Columbus St
Pat Welch- USC Upstate
Tre Teague– Fayetteville St
Jordan Bates– Point University
Derrick Trawick– Allen University
Ed Jones– Alabama St
Davion Clark– Allen University
Matt McMorris– Auburn Montgomery (played 2015-2016)
Top Returning Players
Rico Simmons 5-9 PG So. Gordon GA returns after a year off fearless competitor, runs the team but can score with the best, great on ball defender. 10pts/ 3assist (2015-2016)
Mike Boone 6-2 G So. Charlotte, NC Gritty Combo G that gained valuable experience last season. Well rounded G that is a 3 level scorer. 8.5pts 3.4 reb 4.4 assist (2016-17)
Marquel Wiggins 6-6 F So. Oglethorpe, GA Late surge at the end of the year and being named to the GCAA all-tournament team. Athletic F that has improved his game this fall and looking to have a breakout year 6.3pts 3 rebounds (2016-2017)
Devante Foster 6-9 F So. Stockbridge, GA Troy Commit Transfer from the College of Central FL. Devante can play 4 positions on the floor and has tremendous upside. Long skilled and athletic great in transition. Never played HS basketball so his best days are ahead with hard work.
Dawan Bass 6-4 W So. Baltimore MD. Ultra athletic wing that’s great in transition great mid -range game but is great attacking the basket. Best defender so far in practice
Sam Matice 6-11 P Fr. Prince Albert, Canada Athletic post that rim runs and rim protects, high skill level and great touch from 15-18 ft.
Adonis Green 6-7 F Fr. Stockbridge, GA High energy high level rebounder that can guard all 5 positions on the floor.
Monte Greene 5-9 RSFr. Savannah, GA High energy highly competitive PG that can score, expecting a positive impact with this team.
Program Outlook from Coach Garrett
A lot of new faces after losing 9 guys to 4 year schools but that’s the way it is at this level, we have to remember that’s it’s a marathon not a sprint, our goal is to improve daily. Our non-conference schedule will be challenging for us but will prepare us for the GCAA which is extremely competitive with good players and quality coaches.