2A Preseason Preview

2A Preseason Preview

1-2A

Division Breakdown:

After not making the playoffs since well I can’t even remember when, Baldwyn will be back to being Baldwyn this season. They seen to be the favorite to regain the division championship this season. Ingomar averaged 69 points per game last season and 36 of them are now graduated. That’s some tough points to fill but I believe Ingomar has a chance to be better this season than what they were last year. New Site will be hosting the district this year and that is one of the toughest places to play in the state. It’s also one of the best hidden secret gems of a gym nestled in eastern Prentiss County. It is one of my favorites to go to every year. These three will battle it out for the division. East Union has a very good freshman coming in to help carry the load for the Urchins. Strayhorn returns top guard Deonte Jones so they will always be in the mix with him. Walnut lost a lot of key pieces last season but will be paced by two athletic seniors this year.

Baldwyn Bearcats

Coach Grant Goolsby

16-12,  #151 in MS, #16 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Cam Wicks 5-11 ’19 G

Ethan Carmichael 5-10 ’19 G

Josh Hester 5-11 ’19 G

Riley Hoard 6-4 ’20 F

Jaden Ward 5-11 ’20 G

Kobe Williams 6-2 ’20 G/F

Gabe Richardson 5-10 ’20 G

Logan Potts 6-0 ’20 G

Upcoming Players:

Andy Trollinger 6-2 ’22 G

Preston Ward 6-3 ’22 F

Cam Mitchell 6-2 ’22 F

Jamaury Marshall ’23

Cayden Stewart ’23

Rodney Stewart ’23

Jay Miller ’23

Johnny Harper ’23

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East Union Urchins

Coach Tim McDonald

10-18, #227 in MS, #30 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Hayden Roberts 5-8 ’22 PG

Upcoming Players:

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Ingomar Falcons

Coach Jonathan Ashley

29-8, #57 in MS, #5 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Zach Shugars 6-2 ’21 F

Clayton Stanford 6-3 ’20 F

Trent Bradley 5-5 ’19 PG

Kelon Hall 6-2 ’19 F

Hunter Bynum 5-11 ’20 G

Upcoming Players:

Nathan Weeden ’20

Tyson Smithey 6-3 ’21 F

Trey Keys ’21 G

Adin Johnson ’23 SG

Must See Players:

New Site Royals

Coach Rick Howell

26-5, #68 in MS, #7 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Walker Moreland 5-11 ’20 SG

Brighton Smith ’20 G

Carson Fitzsimmons 6-2 ’20 G

Upcoming Players:

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Strayhorn Mustangs

Coach Zack Suddoth

8-16,  #184 in MS, #20 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Deonta Jones 5-9 ’19 PG

Gavin Luker 6-0 ’19 SG

Corey Ward 5-9 ’21 SG

Cedrick Johnson 6-0 ’20 SG

Zedrick Johnson 6-0 ’20 SF

Upcoming Players:

Must See Players:

Deonta Jones 5-9 ’19 PG

Corey Ward 5-9 ’21 SG

Walnut Wildcats

Coach Paul Lyles

17-13, #131 in MS, #13 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Khris Perry 5-10 ’19 G

Kevin Hurley 6-4 ’19 F

Upcoming Players:

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2-2A

Division Breakdown:

Man what a tough division. I can see any team in this division making the playoffs and being able to win some playoff games. Just like Baldwyn, Calhoun City is back. Coach Darren Coffey took some bumps and bruises last year with his freshman and sophomore class and they will cause chaos this year. Bruce and Eupora both have new coaches and both looked really good over the summer. Expect these two athletic teams to be able to compete with just about anybody on any given night. East Webster and Leflore County both lost a tremendous amount of talent but what I’m hearing is that both will be extremely solid again this year. The big question in this division is Northside. The Kennedy/Broad Street consolidated team will have the crazy task of traveling a long way to compete in this division this season. The combined unit has the skill and size to be a power if they can come together as one school/one team and usually Coach Marlon Dorsey has his guys playing at the right time.

Bruce Trojans

Coach Yarnell Marks

6-21,  #247 in MS, #35 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Deshontin Malone 6-2 ’20 G

Tyrus “Ty” Miles 6-3 ’19 F

JD Jennings 6-0 ’19 F

Quavon “Q” Marion 5-10 ’20 G

Upcoming Players:

JyQuareyous Buchanan 5-10 ’21 F

Bryce Armstrong 6-0 ’22 F

Must See Players:

Deshontin Malone 6-2 ’20 G

Tyrus “Ty” Miles 6-3 ’19 F

Calhoun City Wildcats

Coach Daren Coffey

8-21, #201 in MS, #26 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Jalen Mays 5-10 ’20 G

Keon Phillips 6-2 ’19 F

Jayvian Shaw 6-3 ’20 SG

Upcoming Players:

Zy Pryor 6-0 ’23 G

CJ Haynes 5-9 ’22 G

Payton Chandler 5-10 ’21 G

Must See Players:

East Webster Wolverines

Coach John Ginn

22-6, #76 in MS, #8 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Keevon Patterson 6-2 ’19 G

Carrin Townsend 5-10 ’19 G

Kinton Jones 5-8 ’19 G

Sedrick Taylor 5-10 ’20 F

Reid Gatlin 5-9 ’21 G

Nash Caldwell 6-2 ’20 F

Upcoming Players:

Will Burton 5-10 ’20 G

Hastings Gibson 6-2 ’22 F

Blake Slay 5-7 ’22 G

Kainan Reed 5-11 ’22 G

Must See Players:

Keevon Patterson 6-2 ’19 G

Carrin Townsend 5-10 ’19 G

Sedrick Taylor 5-10 ’20 F

Eupora Eagles

Coach Eric Marshall

11-15, #186 in MS, #21 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Makaylon “Bam” Patterson 6-0 ’19 G

Kaleb Rush 6-1 ’21 G

Jarrean Patterson 6-1 ’19 SG

D’Juan “DJ” Patterson 6-2 ’19 C

Camron Culpepper 6-0 ’19 G/F

Upcoming Players:

Must See Players:

Makaylon “Bam” Patterson 6-0 ’19 G

Leflore County Tigers

Coach Jeremy Gilbert

24-7,  #43 in MS, #3 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Royce Jackson 6-3 ’19 F

Kerrick Ross 5-6 ’21 PG

Kenyautta Brown 6-0 ’19 G

Cameron Williams 6-5 ’21 F/C

Kentavious Dixon 6-2 ’21 G

Andre Payne 5-11 ’21 SG

Upcoming Players:

Cameron Williams 6-5 ’21 F/C

Kentavious Dixon 6-1 ’21 G

Andre Payne 5-11 ’21 SG

Must See Players:

Royce Jackson 6-2 ’19 F

Kerrick Ross 5-6 ’21 PG

Kenyautta Brown 6-0 ’19 G

Northside Gators

Coach Marlon Dorsey

0-0, #0 in MS, #0 last season. New school compiled of Kennedy and Broad Street

Key Players:

Quadzavius Daugherty 6-8 ’19 C

Laterrence Moore 6-4 ’20 F

Kamiryn Wright 6-5 ’22 F

Dravon Williams 6-2 ’19 G/F

Samaj Daniels 6-1 ’20 G/F

Karltavius Burrage 5-10 ’20 PG

Upcoming Players:

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3-2A

Division Breakdown:

The defending two-time state champs will come into this season as the favorite to three-peat. They better have given Coach Derrick Moore a raise over there because not only is he leading the guys to glory land but he is doing the same with the girls as well. He might be getting him a set of twin gold balls this year. West Bolivar will make some noise this year with an experienced team taking the court. O’Bannon and West Tallahatchie seem to have the size in the division so that could take either of them a long way. South Delta and Riverside will both be rebuilding from the ground up. Both will have the athletes to put into place to make a run at the playoff spots in the end.

Defending 2A State Champions

Coahoma County Red Panthers

Coach Derrick Moore

29-4,  #11 in MS, #1 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Jeffrey Fisher 6-0 ’19 G/F

Alshun Ross 6-3 ’19 G/F

Keshun Holly 6-5 ’20 PF

Upcoming Players:

Tarkevius Logan 6-1 ’20 SF

Jay’Sheldon Yates 6-5 ’21 C

Tony McCray 5-11 ’21 PG

Must See Players:

Markivius Phillips 6-4 ’19 G/F

Bentavious “Ben” Galmore 5-9 ’20 PG

Markevious Holmes 5-9 ’20 PG

Leland Cubs

Coach Eugene Sanders

7-22, #189 in MS, #22 in 2A last season

Key Players:

No info provided by Coach

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O’Bannon Greenwaves

Coach Torrione Carter

3-19, #213 in MS, #28 in 2A last season

Key Players:

ToBias Parks 6-7 ’19 C

Adarlyn Price 6-2 ’19 G

Octavia Wilson 5-11 ’20 G

Donovan Lewis 5-8 ’22 G

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Riverside Bulldogs

Coach Eddie Wade

17-13, #100 in MS, #10 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Jonovan Tyler 5-9 ’19 G

Brennan Buchanan 6-2 ’19 G

Ozell Clay 5-8 ’19 G

Jonathan Richardson 6-2 ’20 G

Myles Edwards 5-9 ’20 PG

D’vonta Gatson 6-0 ’21 G

Demario Bonney 6-0 ’21 G/F

Upcoming Players:

Johnny Williams 6-0 ’22 G

Steen Buchanan 5-9 ’22 G

Must See Players:

South Delta Bulldogs

Coach Roy Watson

26-5,  #34 in MS, #2 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Demetric Watson 5-11 ’21 G

D’Moniee Flood 5-8 ’21 G

Anton Washington 5-9 ’22 G

Mikivion Larry 5-5 ’21 G

Rodshawn Gentry 6-2 ’20 G/F

John Woods 6-2 ’21 F/C

Cornelius Thomas 6-5 ’21 F/C

Keiuntae Akins-Jones 6-0 ’20 SF

Jessie Mason 6-2 ’20 G/F

JaCobeyon Lane 5-8 ’19 G/F

Jaylon Calvin 5-5 ’20 G

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West Bolivar Eagles

Coach Cedric Armstrong

13-19, #135 in MS, #14 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Markel Petro 6-2 ’19 PG

Jakari Christmas 6-3 ’20 SG

Lakeswick Atkins 6-3 ’20 PF

Jaccorian Toliver 6-3 ’19 C

Freddie Gadison 6-2 ’20 G

Upcoming Players:

Must See Players:

Markel Petro 6-2 ’19 PG

Jakari Christmas 6-3 ’20 SG

Lakeswick Atkins 6-3 ’20 PF

Jaccorian Toliver 6-3 ’19 C

Freddie Gadison 6-2 ’20 G

West Tallahatchie Choctaws

Coach Corey Grayson

9-13, #111 in MS, #11 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Traveion Woodson 6-5 ’19 C

Jarvuos Horton 6-0 ’19 G

Kenthadius Davis 6-2 ’20 F

Markese Lewis ’20

Radarious Moss 6-3 ’22 G

Anthony Williams 6-1 ’21 G

Coreyoun Johnson 6-0 ’21 G

Upcoming Players:

Jamarcus Montgomery 6-5 ’23

Jacquirius McGee 6-0 ’23

Must See Players:

4-2A

Division Breakdown:

Newton is another team that’s back. Not that they went too far away last year but they are back where Newton is used to being. They have some size and athletes to go with Coach Darrin Gray and that is a deadly combination. Union should be able to take hold of the second spot with solid upcoming players in the rotation. Lake and Scott Central will have a brotherly battle with Coach Maurice and Coach Lamond Bowie. Philadelphia will be under new leadership this season.

Lake Hornets

Coach Maurice Bowie

4-16,  #269 in MS, #38 in 2A last season

Key Players:

No info provided by Coach

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Newton Tigers

Coach Darrin Gray

22-7, #85 in MS, #9 in 2A last season

Key Players:

De’Shaun Watts 6-3 ’19 PG

Yorel Phillips 6-3 ’19 G

Dazemon Page 6-3 ’19 G

Jamarion Pace 5-9 ’19 G

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Philadelphia Tornadoes

Coach Willis Tullos

16-12, #139 in MS, #15 in 2A last season

Key Players:

No info provided by Coach

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Scott Central Rebels

Coach Lamond Bowie

5-14, #202 in MS, #27 in 2A last season

Key Players:

No info provided by Coach

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Union Yellowjackets

Coach John Allen Darnell

14-14,  #196 in MS, #24 in 2A last season

Key Players:

JT Vance 6-2 ’20 F

PJ Gage 6-0 ’19 SG

Jamarcus Jones 6-4 ’21 F

Upcoming Players:

Kenyon Clay 5-11 ’22 G/F

Dorian Hunter ’22 PG

Must See Players:

5-2A

Division Breakdown:

Coach Corey Mackey is waiting to unleash his Dogs on the division after a disappointing loss in the state championship game last year. He has plenty of bite this year to get there again. Heidelberg has Coach Billy Wright and a couple next level potential guys so they should be a much better team this year. Taylorsville always pieces together a lengthy group of athletes to put on the court. Clarkdale and Enterprise-Clark both should be improved this season after going young last year. Both teams return players that gained valuable court time and are both headed in the right direction.

Bay Springs Bulldogs

Coach Corey Mackey

26-4,  #62 in MS, #6 in 2A last season

Key Players:

JaCorrieous Moore 6-2 ’19 G

Damien Wheaton 6-7 ’19 F

Daylan Lindsey 6-3 ’20 F

Anthony Wheaton 5-10 ’20 PG

Chad Jones 5-10 ’22 PG

Kevin Grimes 6-3 ’19 G

Upcoming Players:

Must See Players:

Zach Whitlock 5-10 ’19 G

Daylan Lindsey 6-3 ’20 F

Clarkdale Bulldogs

Coach Derek Gibson

1-21, #299 in MS, #44 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Tripp Freeman 6-4 ’20 C

Ariel Gonzalez 5-10 ’21 PG

Carson Jones 6-0 ’21 SG

Christian Inshetski 6-1 ’21 F

Bo Richards 5-10 ’19 G

Cole Richards 5-10 ’21 G

Ethan Wooldridge 5-10 ’21 G

Randy Clayton 6-0 ’21 F

Upcoming Players:

Ariel Gonzalez 5-10 ’21 PG

Carson Jones 6-0 ’21 SG

Christian Inshetski 6-1 ’21 F

Cole Richards 5-10 ’21 G

Ethan Wooldridge 5-10 ’21 G

Randy Clayton 6-0 ’21 F

Must See Players:

Enterprise-Clarke Bulldogs

Coach Justin Sollie

4-21, #291 in MS, #43 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Seth Williams 6-1 ’19 F

Jackson Morrow 5-10 ’20 G/F

Jeremy Pippin 6-3 ’20 C

Derryon Gray 5-10 ’22 PG

Upcoming Players:

Derryon Gray 5-10 ’22 PG

Eli Mabry 6-0 ’21 G

Must See Players:

Seth Williams 6-1 ’19 F

Derryon Gray 5-10 ’22 PG

Jackson Morrow 5-10 ’20 G/F

John Luke Parker 5-9 ’20 G

Heidelberg Oilers

Coach Billy Wright

11-19, #233 in MS, #32 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Randarius Hughes 6-6 ’20 SG

Donovan Parker 6-1 ’21 PG

Cameron Blankenship 6-3 ’19 PF

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Taylorsville Tartars

Coach Mason Woodrow

12-14,  #229 in MS, #31 in 2A last season

Key Players:

No info provided by Coach

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6-2A

Division Breakdown:

Madison St. Joe seems to be in the drivers seat in this division. They will look to replace Gabe Watson from last season but could possibly have a better season this year with tons of court experience coming back. Pelahatchie hosts the tournament so they will be right there in the mix. Pisgah has been on the upswing and I expect them to take another step in the right direction this year. Mize and Puckett will both battle for the playoff spots with developing teams on the way up.

Mize Bulldogs

Coach Kyle Magee

8-14,  #268 in MS, #37 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Dylan Reeves 6-1 ’19 G

Upcoming Players:

Tiler McKinley 6-0 ’20 G

Kedrick Horton 6-2 ’20 F/C

Alex Adcox 6-0 ’21 G

Matthew Nixon 6-0 ’23 G/F

Must See Players:

Pelahatchie Chiefs

Coach Lavadius Lyles

15-15, #197 in MS, #25 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Upcoming Players:

Must See Players:

Quay Allen 6-2 ’19 F

Damontaye Turnage 6-0 ’19 G

Javeious Purvis 6-2 ’19 G/F

Joe Alexander 5-9 ’20 G

Wesley Anderson 5-10 ’20 G

Ian Jackson 6-3 ’20 F/C

Ahmad Johnson 6-1 ’20 F/C

Jakaris Stokes 6-1 ’21 G/F

Daizjon Collier 5-7 ’22 PG

Quay Ragsdale 5-11 ’22 G

Pisgah Dragons

Coach Brandon Sanders

12-17, #240 in MS, #33 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Cooper Patterson 5-9 ’19 PG

Ladarius “Duke” Fulgham 5-11 ’20 G

Logan Moore 6-1 ’20 G/F

Kayon Fulgham 5-9 ’20 G

Christian “Chris” Evans 5-9 ’20 G

Upcoming Players:

Tie Smith 5-9 ’22 G

Kentrell Gates 6-1 ’22 F

Must See Players:

Puckett Wolves

Coach Curt Crain

5-20, #274 in MS, #40 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Tyvez Tate 5-9 ’21 G

Zay Taylor 6-0 ’21 G

Kevin Allen 6-3 ’20 G

Omar Easterling 5-10 ’19 G

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Madison St. Joseph Catholic Bruins

Coach Michael Howell

24-7,  #51 in MS, #4 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Douglas Watson 5-10 ’19 PG

Grayson Foley 6-7 ’20 PF

Will Bowdler 6-3 ’19 F

Upcoming Players:

Caleb Wilson 5-9 ’21 PG

Hudson Sandifer 5-10 ’21 SG

Must See Players:

Douglas Watson 5-10 ’19 PG

Nathan Nickens 5-11 ’19 G

7-2A

Division Breakdown:

Loyd Star and West Lincoln could battle for the title as both have solid leadership and size to take it home. Amite County looks to build on a trip to the big house last year. Enterprise-Lincoln was a very scrappy team last year and they will be the same gritty team this year. Bogue Chitto is under a new direction this season and they could possibly be in the division title mix as well.

Amite County Trojans

Coach Ricky O’Quinn

12-15,  #179 in MS, #19 in 2A last season

Key Players:

No info provided by Coach

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Bogue Chitto Bobcats

Coach Marvin McGee

11-16, #244 in MS, #34 in 2A last season

Key Players:

No info provided by Coach

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Enterprise-Lincoln Yellowjackets

Coach Shane Adams

2-15, #287 in MS, #42 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Peytin Jergins 5’9 ’19 G

Dylan Carter 5-11 ’21

Jalon Grinstead 5-11 ’19

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Loyd Star Hornets

Coach Seth Britt

12-12, #214 in MS, #29 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Dane Smith 6-2 ’19 G/F

Jett Calcote 5-11 ’19 PG

Zabian Price 6-2 ’19 F/C

Micah Calcote 5-10 ’19 G

Stephen Mills 5-11 ’20 G

Gabe Netterville 6-4 ’19 C

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West Lincoln Bears

Coach Brooks Smith

16-12,  #175 in MS, #18 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Karlton Byrd 6-0 ’20 G/F

Garrison Coffey 5-8 ’19 G

Keshon Byrd 6-6 ’20 F/C

Anthony Hughes 5-7 ’20 G

Michael Brothern 5-9 ’20 F

Upcoming Players:

Ty Brothern ’21 G

Landon Burgess ’22 G

Briar Hamilton ’22 G

Enrico Price ’22 F

Jackson Taylor 6-4 ’22 C

Must See Players:

Karlton Byrd 6-0 ’20 G/F

Keshon Byrd 6-6 ’20 F/C

8-2A

Division Breakdown:

This division was pretty solid last year and is much improved this year. St. Patrick will have some studs taking the court and they should be favorites to win it. Perry Central, North Forrest and Richton will all be improved teams. Perry Central has solid team size. North Forrest will have senior leadership taking the court. Richton will be the same as North Forrest with the seniors and experienced players logging most of the minutes. Collins is the wild card right now after a very solid season last year and only losing a few players from that team. This division will be fun to watch it play out with them battling for the 2-4 spot.

Collins Tigers

Coach Kyle Pope

21-7,  #122 in MS, #12 in 2A last season

Key Players:

No info provided by Coach

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North Forrest Eagles

Coach Quenton Loving

12-13, #195 in MS, #23 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Brian Swanson 6-4 ’19 G/F

Xzavier Barnes 6-0 ’19 G

Nick Moore 5-9 ’19 PG

Upcoming Players:

Tyler Hill 5-9 ’21 G

Alex Posey 5-10 ’21 G

Must See Players:

Jo Holloway 6-3 ’21 G/F

Trey Williams 6-0 ’20 G

Perry Central Bulldogs

Coach Rashidi McCormick

4-18, #270 in MS, #39 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Chandler McSwain 6-4 ’19 G/F

Jordan Anders 6-3 ’20 G/F

Upcoming Players:

James Bolton 6-6 ’21 F/C

Dontavious Hartfield 6-4 ’21 F

Paul James 6-2 ’22

Must See Players:

Richton Rebels

Coach Hugh Thoms

7-17, #261 in MS, #36 in 2A last season

Key Players:

ZaDarius Mitchell 6-0 ’19 G

Dylan Farve 6-1 ’20 G

Juwan Bolton 6-1 ’19 F

Donnell Baldwin 6-4 ’19 F

Trey Ferguson 6-3 ’20 C

Upcoming Players:

Must See Players:

ZaDarius Mitchell 6-0 ’19 G

St. Patrick Fighting Irish

Coach Keith Robinson

17-10,  #172 in MS, #17 in 2A last season

Key Players:

Horatio “Jay” Parker 6-2 ’19 G

Winfield Swetman 6-2 ’19 F

Michael Fitzpatrick 6-6 ’20 F

Drew Roth 6-3 ’21 F

Nick Krass 6-2 ’22 G/F

Parker Frame 5-9 ’19 G

Holden Hewes 5-11 ’19 G

Christian McKee 6-5 ’19 C

Michael Moeller 6-2 ’19 F

Rhett Jones 5-10 ’22 PG

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