JSU Basketball Gets It Going

An excellent win to start the season yesterday before a modest but enthusiastic crowd.

Don’t be fooled by the fact that the Cocks were playing a D-2 Opponent, West Alabama. They are tough and took mighty Troy to overtime as well as giving La. Lafayette a tough game.

The game was tight until midway into the second half when JSU totally took over the game. The Cocks were led by Stephen Hall with 19 point.

The Gamecocks have a lot of players that can shoot the basketball and are very quick. Juco Transfer Dominique Shellman and Nebraska Transfer Jay-R Stowbridge were both effective pushing and distributing the ball.

JUCO Superstar Trenton Marshall had 17. Not only is he the most talented player on the court you can tell that he is a real leader of the team- constantly encouraging his teammates to get in the right position to make the plays.

It was also a special night for the Senegal Sensation, Amadou “Do” Mbodji. He became the Gamecocks all time leading shot blocker.

Finally- two little things that reaffirm that the hiring of James Green was one of the best hires in twenty years at JSU:

1- After the game, the players were getting ready to do some sort of celebration at half court. Coach Green barely whispered no- and that was the end of it. He is an old school disciplinarian that is going to lead the players to success on and off the court.

2- The players went around the stands shaking hands with the fans and thanking them for their support. Wow. This is the type of little thing that is going to bring basketball back at JSU.

We have a mega game at home Tuesday night against UAB. Get out there and support the Gamecocks!

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