JDCC basketball full of youth this season

Published 3:33 pm Monday, November 10, 2008

By By Adam Robinson – Sports Editor
Two sophomores and 14 freshmen: That is the grade breakdown for the 2008-2009 Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawk basketball team.
Of those 16 players, only one Warhawk is a returning player from an 8-21 team last year.
The one returning Warhawk, Will DuPont, is ineligible until after the first semester due to some classes not transferring.
While Gainer's team will be young this season, he does think he has a good group of players.
Getting everyone to work together early will be the key for the Warhawks, because they face a tough early schedule before heading into conference play.
With DuPont the only returning player for JDCC, the only other sophomore for the Warhawks is Fred Underwood. Freshman include: Justin Burroughs, Logan Campbell, Chase Cornelius, Antron Holt, Brandon Howard, Anthony Jones, DeAngelo Kirkland, Jaboris Lyons, Todd Manley, TaCory Marshall, Jonathan Pascley, Nathan Robinson, Deforest Taite, and Tysean Thompson.
Burroughs is a 5-11, 180 pound player from Grove Hill.
Todd Manley is a 5-10, 140 pound guard for JDCC this year.
Tysean Thompson is one of three players from Thomasville for JDCC this season. Thompson is a 5-10, 150 pound guard this season for JDCC.
Jaboris Lyons has transferred ineligible right now, but Gainer likes his rebounding.
Brandon Howard is a 5-11, 150 guard for Gainer this season.
Chase Cornelius is a 5-7, 170 guard.
DeAngelo Kirkland is from Century and will be playing forward for JDCC this season.
Fred Underwood is a 6-foot, 160-pound sophomore guard for the Warhawks.
Deforest Taite is a 6-1, 160 pound guard.
Jonathan Pascley is another transfer who is ineligible right now for JDCC.
TaCory Marshall is a 6-4, 230 pounder for the team this year.
Anthony Jones is a 6-6, 200 pound center.
Logan Campbell played at Central in high school in Florida and lives in Jay.
Antron Holt and Nate Robinson are the final two players for JDCC this season.
As far as the conference schedule goes, Gainer said Alabama Southern is going to be the best team.
JDCC will open their home season on Tuesday against Pensacola Christian at 7 p.m in Brewton.