Monday, November 13, 2006

Hoops - Tune-up #2

A quick primer of Jackson State from the Macon Telegraph:

About Jackson State: The Tigers are in the midst of a murderous stretch of games. They lost their opener, 96-65, to No. 12 Alabama and travel to Illinois, No. 14 Memphis and Rutgers after leaving Atlanta. Later in the season, they travel to Tulsa and UTEP. ... The Tigers have one of the best returning scorers in the country in senior Trey Johnson. Johnson averaged 23.4 points per game, the fourth-highest total nationally by a returning player. The 6-foot-5 small forward hung 36 points - including six 3-pointers - on Alabama. It is the third-highest single game total in Division I this season. No other player had more than four points against the Crimson Tide. He was picked as the preseason player of the year in the SWAC. ... Coach Tavester Anderson likes to play a small lineup and will likely start as many as four guards. ... The SWAC coaches picked Jackson State to finish first in the conference. ... The Tigers have three Georgians on the roster: Edwin Jarrow (Jr.) from Savannah; Kenny Russell (Fr.) from Atlanta; Garrison Johnson (Fr.) from Smyrna.