Snead State 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

Last Season’s Record

8-22

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

6’5 – Cortlin Davis (Guard/Forward)—Flagler University

6’4 – Austin Sanders (Guard)—Life University

6’9 – Justin Guy (Forward/Center)—University of Alabama

6’7 – Hunter Parrish (Forward/Center)—Tusculum College

6’4 – Ish Nance (Forward)—Penn State: Altoona

5’10 – Darryl Bowie (Point Guard)—Stillman College

Top Returning Players

6’2 – Ryan Dupree SO (Point Guard)—7ppg, 5rpg, 5apg, 1stl, 38% 3ptFG [D2 interest]

6’4 – Darrell Foster SO (Guard/Forward)—2ppg, 2rpg 33% 3ptFG [D2 interest]

6’5 – Quan Cothron SO (Guard/Forward)—Saw action in 20 games last season [D2 interest]

6’3 – Kyante Pines SO (Guard)—Saw action in 13 games last season [NAIA interest]

Top Newcomers

6’8 – Chandler Davis FR (Center) – Salem HS (GA) 12ppg 9 rpg 3blks [NCAA D1 and D2 interest]

6’3 – Jacob Hyde FR (Combo Guard) – Gadsden City HS (AL) 13ppg 9rpg 8 apg [NCAA D1 and D2 interest]

6’0 – Trai James FR (Point Guard) – James Clemens HS (AL) 19ppg 8apg 3stls[NCAA D1 and D2 interest]

6’5 – Payton Youngblood FR (Forward) – Oak Mountain HS (AL) 14ppg 10rpg [NCAA D2 interest]

6’3 – Trae Leatherwood SO (Shooting Guard) – Transfer (Shelton State) [NCAA D2 interest]

6’4 – Xavier McCoy RS FR (Guard/Forward) -Transfer (Wallace State) [NCAA D1 and D2 interest]

6’5 – La’Drakkus Thomas FR (Forward) – Louisiana Christian Prep (LA) 18ppg 9rpg [NCAA D2 interest]

6’4 – Josh Freeman FR (Guard/Forward) – Cold Springs HS (AL) 18ppg 8rpg [NCAA D2 interest]

6’6 – Isaiah Tillman FR (Forward) – Tuscarora HS (MD) 13ppg 10rpg [NCAA D2 interest]

Background

Snead State comes into the 2016-17 season with a new Head Coach in Jeremiah Patterson, and a new identity for the program. Snead returns a group of hungry sophomores from last year’s campaign that struggled to finish, losing 10 games by 5 points or less. With a revamped blue-collar attitude, key transfers, and a solid group of mature freshman, Snead hopes to contend for the Region 22 championship right away.  

Coach Patterson: “The versatility and work ethic of the team this year will allow us to cause problems no matter who is across from us. Our depth, toughness, and unselfishness will be some of our greatest assets. We have a group of guys who represent our school very well.”