Lukas Hart Signed to Basketball Team

The Jackson State Men’s Basketball team would like to announce the signing of Lukas Hart from the TSSAA Class AAA champions Blackman High School. Lukas averaged 12.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg, and 1.9 spg.

He also led the team in 3-Point percentage with 37% and shot 60% from 2-point land. Lukas was regular season All-District 7-AAA, all-tournament in the 7-AAA District Tournament, 4-AAA Region Tournament, and the TSSAA Class AAA State Tournament. ‘Lukas played for a high school program with a great tradition and was he was very well coached by Barry Wortman at Blackman. He will be an excellent addition to our program.’ states coach Hines.

2013 Men’s Basketball Signees

Broderick Davis Memphis Sheffield

6-4 Guard, 16 ppg, All-District, All-Region, helped Sheffield High School to a 25-8 record and a TSSAA Sectional appearance.

Toderick Davis Memphis Sheffield

6-3 Guard 17 ppg All-District, All-Region helped Sheffield High School to a 25-8 record and a TSSAA Sectional appearance.

Wray Fuller Jackson South Side

6-3 Guard helped South Side High School to a 27-4 record and a TSSAA Class AA State Runner-Up.

Jeremy Hemphill Memphis Central

5-9 PG 17ppg/4.3apg/2.6spg

Eric Kerney Hickman County (Ky)

23ppg/6rbg/5apg All-District, All-Region, Honorable Mention All-State

Rober Sawyer Pleasure Ridge Park (Ky)

6-6 Post 10ppg/7rpgHelped his team to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association sweet 16 and a 25-9 record.

JSCC to Host TCCAA Basketball Tournament March 6-10

Jackson State Community College will host the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association’s (TCCAA) Region VII Basketball Tournament in conjunction with National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) March 6-10, 2012.

Mens and women teams representing 10 community colleges throughout Tennessee including: Chattanooga State, Cleveland State, Columbia State, Dyersburg State, Jackson State, Motlow State, Roane State, Southwest State, Volunteer State and Walters State will travel to Jackson to battle it out in hopes of becoming the 2012 tournament champs.

This gives Jackson State an opportunity to provide a great experience for the student/athletes in the league and I think its great for the community. Additionally, it allows us to showcase the College and welcome our peers from across the state. Probably the most exciting thing for me is the renovations that are taking place in the gym and how it will benefit our programs, said Jackson States Athletic Director, Steve Cornelison.

Jackson State s current season record for men is 13-4 (9-4 TCCAA) and for women is 6-12 (3-10 TCCAA).

When asked about the level of play that the tournament will bring Cornelison said, We have a very athletic league; the level of play is high. There are a lot of players in our conference that move on to the next level.

On Tuesday, March 6, mens games will be held at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., with women’s games following at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. On Wednesday, March 7, mens games will be held at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. On Thursday, March 8, women’s games will be held at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. On Friday, March 9, mens games will be held at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. with women’s games to follow at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. On Saturday, March 10, the championship final mens game will be held at 2 p.m. with the women’s game to follow at 4 p.m. The bracket and specific game schedules will become available as the season end nears.

General admission tickets will be available at the door for $5 per game. All games are being held in Jackson States gymnasium. For more information, contact Lisa Kincaid at (731) 425-2649.

Coach Deron Hines Wins 200th Game

Jackson State Men’s Basketball Coach Deron Hines reached a significant coaching milestone tonight, winning his 200th career game as a head coach. Coach Hines is in his 13th season as the Generals coach and sports a 200-113 record (.638 winning percentage). The win comes against conference opponent Volunteer State, 86-61, and marks the opening of conference play for Jackson State. ‘This is a credit to the good players that we’ve had throughout the years, a lot of which have went on to play college and professional basketball’, says Coach Hines. Congratulations to Coach Hines and the Jackson State Generals!