The Pirates of Independence Community College finished last season at 19-12 under head coach Patrick Nee. The Pirates have added some quality players to the mix this season. JucoJunction saw the Pirates today in Coffeyville, K.S. at the Coffeyville Jamboree. Find out more about the Pirates in this article on your source for junior college basketball recruiting.
Anthony Downing is back to lead the Pirates after averaging 15.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3 assists per game last season. Downing is a third year player who shot 38 percent (72-188) from 3-point range last season. "Anthony is very quick end to end and a good leader on the floor," said JucoJunction Publisher Bret Swanson.
Andrew Ensley returns from last seasons squad where he averaged 11.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. "Andrew is a hybrid player who really excels in transition. He can play the 1-3 positions on the floor," said Swanson. Ensley calls Desoto, T.X. home.
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Titus Rubles signed with Oral Roberts University out of God's Academy last season but failed to qualify academically. Rubles is very skilled player who can handle the ball, sees the floor, drives it to the cup. Rubles is just a freshman but should see a lot of attention over the next few years while at the Jayhawk Conference school.
Kris Gulley is another talented freshman coach Nee added to his arsenal this season. Gulley is a Dallas native who is an academic qualifier who could leave after after just one season. Gulley on numerous occasions yesterday brought the ball up the floor for the Pirates.
The Pirates will be a fun team to watch this season in the Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division. Stay tuned to more action from the Jayhawk Conference right here all season long on your source for junior college basketball recruiting.