Chattahoochee Tech 2016 #JucoTeamPreview

Editors Note: Our #JucoTeamPreview 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 8th, the CBHoops Juco Jam South October 15th, and  Juco Jam Atlanta October 22nd. All Players Highlight in Blue below link to their #JucoReportCard.

Jamborees Participating in:

#BOTSJamboree-Oct 8th (Kell HS-Marietta, GA)-Click Here for Info

#CBHoopsJCPrepJam-Oct 15th (Gordon State College)-Click Here for Info

#CBHoopsJCPrepJam-Oct 22nd (Lake Point-Emerson, GA)-Click Here for Info

Last Season’s Record

-22-10 Overall Record

-Reached as high as #13 in the NJCAA National Polls

-Advance to NJCAA Region XVII Final Four

Players from last season’s Team who moved on to 4 Year Level

Joe Howard, Finland National (U20), Middle Georgia State

Evan Bing, Mitchell College

Trevin Steede, Talledega College

Nicholas Hughes, King University/Life University

Ryan Harris-Davis, Francis Marion University

AJ Mosby, Alcorn State University

Corey Tobin, Reinhardt University

Arthur Bennett, Johnson C. Smith University

Hakeem Winters, Point University

Jay Shorts, Point University

Ronald Pettis, Mitchell College

Khalil Haynes-Robinson, Carver College

Top Returning Players

6’5-Keith Ray, Forward, 10.6ppg, 6.0 rpg 

6’6 Nkem Ojeh,  Power Forward, 10 ppg,  7.8 rpg, 5 bpg 

6’5 Jordan Oliver,  Forward, 8.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg

6’8 Ben Drake, Forward, 4.3 ppg, 65% FG, 3.2 rpg

5’10 Malik Jordan , PG, 2.5 ppg, 2 apg, 1 spg

Top Newcomers

Freshman

6’0 Jamion ‘JJ’ Simpson,  combo guard, Freshman, Action Sports Academy

6’3, Donald Jordan,  SG, Freshman, Josey HS (Augusta, GA). 17ppg as a senior last year

6’6 Kyler Haynes, SF, Freshman, Butler HS (Augusta, GA). 10ppg, 10rpg as a senior

Transfers

6’6 Jalen Mitchell,  Forward, Soph, Collins Hill/South GA Tech

6’2 Philip Garner,  SG, Soph., Whitewater/East GA State

6’5 Dajon Fuller,  SF, Soph., Hillgrove/Snead State 

Background

With a solid core of returning student-athletes, the CTC Golden Eagles hope to continue its tradition of being very competitive. The Eagles, who have a history of being one of the top scoring teams in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA), will look to continue to employ a high-octane offense, along with an active defensive effort during the 2016-17. After finishing in the top 4 the last four seasons, including 2nd in the overall standings in 2013 and 2014.

Former players Asauhn Dixon-Tatum (NBA D-Leauge/China), Sean Tate (Iceland), Malcolm Riley (Germany) and Devonn Pierce (UBA) are all playing professionally.

“Year in and year out, one of our goals going into the season is to build the good habits needed to be as competitive as possible,” said Head Coach David Archer. “Playing on the JUCO D1 level for the last few years, without the benefit of being able to offer athletic scholarships, we feel like we have been able to maintain a certain level of competitiveness that keeps us relevant. We will work to have as good an opportunity as anyone else through our traditional motto… The Struggle is the Beauty of the Journey!”