JDCC basketball set to begin season
A young roster of 17 players, 16 freshmen and one sophomore, greet the 2010-2011 Jefferson Davis Community College Warhawk basketball team.
JDCC head coach Allen Gainer said he is very excited about the promise of this year’s team.
“I’ve never had a team work so hard in preseason,” Gainer said. “They have stayed focused on improving and have shown great discipline with everything they are doing.
“We have a tough early schedule, and I’m concerned with having no experienced players that we could get discouraged, but I believe that they have an opportunity to compete with the top teams in our region if they can maintain their focus.”
The 2010-2011 JDCC Warhawk roster shows seven players from Alabama, six from Florida, three from Louisiana, and one from Georgia.
JDCC’s roster includes: Daryl Duncan, a 6-1, 165 pound sophomore from B.C. Rain in Mobile; Chris Peak, a 6-5, 200 pound freshman from Wewahitchka, Fla.; Tyler Kahlee, a 6-0, 170 pound freshman from Columbus, Ga.; and Turmonte Ragland, a 6-0 160 pound freshman from Stanhope Elmore in Millbrook.
Other JDCC players include Joshua Fealing, a 6-6, 210 pound freshman from Baton Rouge; Travis Allen, a 6-1, 170 pound freshman from Milton; Larel Jackson, a 5-10, 155 pound freshman from Ponce de Leon, Fla.; Sherman Presswood, a 5-10, 155 freshman from Cuba, Ala, and Derell Washington, a 6-1, 180 pound freshman from Milton.
Malcolm Bell is a 5-10, 155 pound freshman from Chipley, Fla., followed by Brandon Scott (6-1, 175 pound) from New Market, Ala., Eric Vidrine (6-4, 170 pound) freshman from Baton Rouge, Gabriel Rice, 6-4, 180 pound freshman from Sumter County High School in York, Ala., Braylon Lazare, a 6-5, 210 freshman from Baton Rouge and Adam Stumpf, a 6-5, 200 pound, freshman from Tate High School in Pensacola.
D.J. Robbins and Greg Bogan round out the final two Warhawks. Robbins is a 6-2, 180 pound freshman from Birmingham and Bogan is a 6-0, 170 pound, freshman from Brewton.
JDCC went 5-20 overall last season and 4-12 in conference play.
The Warhawks will begin their 2010-11 schedule on the road Monday, Nov. 1 when they will travel to Marion to take on Marion Military.
JDCC’s first home game will be Thursday, Nov. 9 when they take on Pensacola Christian at 7 p.m.
JDCC’s schedule shows 23 games with 11 on the road and 12 at home. JDCC was set to play in the LBW scrimmage Friday in Andalusia.
Here is the rest of the Warhawks schedule:
• Monday, Nov. 1, Marion Military, Away, 7 p.m.
• Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5-6, World Ford Tip-off, Pensacola, 7:30/5:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Nov. 9, Pensacola Christian, Home, 7 p.m.
• Thursday, Nov. 18, Bevill Jasper, Home, 7 p.m.
• Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 22-23, Mississippi GC Tournament, 7:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Dec. 4, Enterprise, Away, 4 p.m.
• Monday, Dec. 6, Marion Military, Home, 7 p.m.
• Friday, Dec. 10, Mississippi GC, Brewton, 6 p.m.
• Monday, Jan. 10, Southern Union, Away, 7 p.m.
• Thursday, Jan. 13, Enterprise, Home, 7 p.m.
• Saturday, Jan. 15, Alabama Southern, Home, 2 p.m.
• Tuesday, Jan. 18, Faulkner State, Away, 7 p.m.
• Thursday, Jan. 20, L.B. Wallace, Home, 7 p.m.
• Monday, Jan. 24, Wallace Selma, Away, 7:30 p.m.
• Thursday, Jan. 27, Bishop State, Home, 7 p.m.
• Monday, Jan. 31, Chatt. Valley, Away, 7:30 p.m. EST
• Thursday, Feb. 3, Southern Union, Home, 7 p.m.
• Monday, Feb. 7, Alabama Southern, Away, 7:30 p.m.
• Thursday, Feb. 10, Faulkner State, Home, 7 p.m.
• Saturday, Feb. 12, L.B. Wallace, Away, 7 p.m.
• Monday, Feb. 14, Wallace Selma, Home, 7 p.m.
• Thursday, Feb. 17, Bishop State, Away, 7 p.m.
• Thursday, Feb. 24, Chatt. Valley, Home, 7 p.m.
• Saturday, Feb. 26, TBA Play in game, TBA, TBA
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