Ottumwa, Iowa is not actually just around the corner. The Warriors of Indian Hills Community College made the journey to the Lone Star State this weekend for the action at the Dallas JUCO Blowout. Read more about a few of the Warriors players right here on your source for junior college basketball recruiting news.
Warriors head coach Barrett Peery is no stranger to this event as a former head coach at the College of Southern Idaho or as a assistant coach at the University of Utah. The Warriors will look to compete for a region championship this season with a lot of new players on the roster.
D.J Bennett is a hold over from last season's squad. The Chicago, Ill. native averaged 3.5 points and 3 rebounds per game last season for the Warriors. Bennett informed JucoJunction today that he has heard from UNLV, Drake, Hawaii and Wichita State this fall.
"D.J has a nice drop step in the post to go with the ability to alter shots on the defensive end," said JucoJunction Publisher Bret Swanson.
Michael Haynes signed with UTEP out of Heat Academy in Martinsville, Va. a few years back. Haynes is also a Chicago native. He attended UTEP just for one semester last fall. "Michael is a very physical player who is a bit of a tweener on the floor," said Swanson.
Haynes prepped at Chicago Fenger High School while playing AAU ball with the Illinois Fire. Listed as a freshman on the roster, Haynes will try to leave this spring with three years to play.
Jameel McKay made a very good first impression on JucoJunction today. McKay a native of Milwaukee, Wis. and Pulaski High School played with a lot of desire to follow for the next two years.
"Jameel is a wiry frame kid with a nice long wingspan that's extremely active all over the floor. He provides such a great spark and energy when he is on the floor for the Warriors," said Swanson.
JucoJunction will see the Warriors again next weekend on the campus of Central Miisouri State University at Rick Ball's Jamboree on Sunday October 16.
Stay tuned to JucoJunction all fall long with the latest from junior college jamborees from coast to coast.