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
Last Season’s Record
19-10 last year
Region 23 champs
Lost to National Champion Salt Lake in first round at Hutch by 13 Return 3 starters from that team.
Sporting news preseason #25
Players from last season’s Team who moved on to 4 Year Level
Raheem Sorrell-North Alabama
Davon Hayes-Southeastern Louisiana
Players to Watch
DD Smith-5’10, PG, Sophomore Camden,MS- 9ppg 3.8 apg, super quick and has a very nice jump shot, very skilled with the basketball, runs the team, winner
Shaq Buchanan-6’3 185 Combo, Sophomore, Madison,MS-14 ppg 5.5 rbg 2.3 steals MM.. Scoring guard, can play some pg but is a very good scorer, athletic, can guard multiple spots, 7’0 wing span, good shooter, gets to rim and finishes- Committed to Murray State
Kendall Stafford -6’4-200,SF, Corinth, MS Soph-6 ppg 3.6 rpg LM+… very good shooter, great size on the wing, tough, rebounds and defends position well, scorer
Zach Hudosn-6’7, 200 PF, Jackson, MS, Sophomore, (Transfer) 5.5 ppg 3 rpg, long, athletic, really rebounds outside his area, blocks shots, scores in paint well
Bryce Smith– 6’8, 235 PF, Freshman, Atlanta GA-Lefty, big strong body, score in paint and steps out makes the 3, tough kid, competes every day.
Darius Williams– 6’4 SG 185, Freshman Lexington, KY-Can really-really shoot it, has range from deep, nice 1-2 dribble pull up as well, very tough, rebounds, competes on both ends the floor
Shunn Buchanan – 6’0 – 175 PG, Freshman Madison, MS-Dandy Dozen selection out of high school, hardnosed, true PG, very good passer and decision maker, defends and makes open shots. Has a very good feel for running a team and shot selection
Conner McKay – 6’0 PG Baldwyn. MS Skilled PG, great passer and can really shoot it, knows how to play
Kelvin Jackson– 6’7 225, sophomore, Knoxville,TN-9.5ppg 6 rebs (transfer)Athlete/Slasher really good in open floor. play hard, defends, makes 15ft shot
From Coach Cord Wright
“We return a solid core of sophomores from last year team including 3 starters from the team that was Region XIII Champions. We added a very good group of freshman from the state and 3 very good out of state players. We have a met some needs with transfers that will be able to give us the opportunity to be longer and more athletic. We return the top guard in the league in Shaq Buchanan and the best PG in the league in DD Smith. Our team will be very well balanced and has the capability of being a good defensive team. Expectations are high and we hope to be able to continue to get better and compete every night.”