The Aiken Tech College Knights are coached by former Hamlem Globetrotter Bruce Capers. The Knights were a top heavy sophomore team last year. This season the Knights will lean on Lance James and some of his teammates. JucoJunction has the latest on the Knights in this story.
James is a 5-foot-11 sophomore from Lithonia, GA. James, a qualifier coming out of high school, attended at LEAP Academy in Camden, NJ. James attended the University of Albany but never played for the Great Danes.
"Lance is a fast, quick, strong bodied player, more of a combo guard," said Capers.
James averaged 6.6 ppg and 3.8 assists last season for the Knights. Last season Lance drew interest from some schools such as Missouri State, Morehead State, Alabama State, SMU and Purdue according to Capers. Lance was believed to try to leave Aiken Tech after last season but he will return this season. Lance will only need 40% toward graduation meaning that he was a part time student at the University of Albany.
Tracy O'Neal: (SO) 6-foot-7 from Aiken, SC.
"Tracy is a very long and athletic shot blocker," said Capers.
Tracy averaged 2 ppg last season on the top heavy Knights last season.
Robert Praylo: (SO) 6-foot-0 from Savannah, GA. Praylo attended Beach High School in Savannah, GA. Praylo will look to contribute more to the offense this season for the Knights.
The Knights will look to battle in Region 10 this season with the likes of Brunswick Community College, Spartanburg Methodist, Cape Fear CC, Clinton Junior College and new program USC-Salkehatchie.