Men's Basketball Preview - Tigers Open Season Thursday

Men's Basketball Preview - Tigers Open Season Thursday

Top Returning Players

Carlos Bell, 6'4.5" PG, 11.8 ppg, 59.0% fg, 36.4% 3pt., 80.4% ft, 6.1 rbds., 1.0 assists, 1.6 steals. Very versatile 4/3.  Can defend bigs and guards.  Great slasher who is always around the ball.  Rebounds very well for his size.  Is the type of player who helps you win ball games.  He is on track to graduate in May.  Current GPA is 2.38.  

Mikel Davis, 6'8" F, 6.9 ppg, 47.3% fg, 59.2% ft, 5.0 rbds., 1.0 blocks.  Big body forward.  Has great hands and feet.  Has good touch out to 15 feet.  Uses his body well in the post.  Should be one of the better bigs in Alabama this season.  He has work to do but can graduate in the summer 2018.  Current GPA is a 2.1.   

Antony Edwards, 6'2" G, 7.3 ppg, 34.4% fg, 29.7% 3pt., 80.6% ft, 2.2 rbds., 1.0 assists, 1.0 steals. Left handed athletic wing player.  Great body who can slash to the basket well.  Mid season thigh injury hampered his progress last season.  Can create late in the clock.  

Top Newcomers

Nathan Boyd, 6'5" F, Tennessee Christian Prep High School All Conference and All Region; 3 year starter; Left handed forward who can score inside and out.

Tylor Brown, 6'1" G, Transfer from Truett McConnell University; native of Lula, GA;  Averaged 7.1 ppg, 44%FG, 30% 3pt, 62% FT, 2.1 rpg and 0.6 steals.  

Willie Dunbar, 6'7" F, Dutch Fork HS Irmo, SC.; averaged  6.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg and 1.1 blocks.

Victor Gray, 6'4", PG, Transfer from Alameda CC.; averaged 16.8 ppg, 4.3 rbds., 2.8 assists and 1.4 steal per game. 

Joshua Rathell, 6'2", G, Lake Worth HS, Lake Worth, FL.; 2017 All State 6A Second Team; averaged 21.0 ppg, 8.5 rpg and 3.0 assists.

Andrew Reddick, 6'0" PG, West Gadsden HS, Quincy, FL.; 2017 All State 1A First Team; averaged 10.3 ppg, 6.5 assists, 4.6 rpg and 5.6 steals.

Connor Zinaich, 6'6" F, Transfer from St. Andrews University; native of Boonsboro, MD.; averaged 17.5 pg, 52.4% fg, 31/7% 3pt., 82% FT, 8.8 rpb, 1.0 steals.  He was named Freshman of the Year in the league as well as First Team All conference.  

Head coach Philip Stitt, on this year's squad, "The Tigers will have three very experienced players returning along with three transfers.  If the returners, transfers and freshman can gel early we have a chance to compete in Alabama and Region 22."

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