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Basketball

2009-2010 Men’s Basketball

Season Outlook

The 2009-2010 Brewton-Parker men’s basketball season will witness the debut of Head Coach John D. Jones' first recruiting class and the swan song of senior point guard and team captain Brandon Barron.  Joining Barron for their senior campaigns are Justin Owens, and Quintereal Kelley.  All three of these veterans made significant contributions to the successful turnaround of last year's team.     

As he enters his second season, Coach Jones will attempt to build on the outstanding tradition of success established at BPC by exceptional coaches and players such as Steve Barker, James Stapleton, Sug Parker, and Peter Dees.  Jones is honored to be leading a program with such a storied past.  “We are celebrating 60+ years of college basketball at Brewton-Parker and it is important that we honor the accomplishments of the past while pressing on toward the goal of building a nationally competitive NAIA Division I program that both the College and the community can be proud of,” said Jones.

Men's Basketball team 09-10
2009-2010 Men's Basketball Team

 

The Goal

For Jones, getting his second Baron squad to the national tournament will be the goal.  “I’ve always said that we want to be playing in March with a chance to advance.  This team has the opportunity to do that,” said the 43-year-old Washington, D.C. native and veteran coach (16 years as a head and assistant coach at places like Nyack, Liberty and Winthrop). 

Three starters and eight lettermen return from last year’s squad that exceeded pre-season predictions and finished 7th in the conference at 9-19.  The Barons accomplished three significant goals last year: they tripled their conference win total from the previous season, made the playoffs for the first time in several years, and beat a nationally ranked opponent - 4th ranked Lee University on homecoming last February. 

The Barons hope to build on this momentum by making a run at the conference leaders.  Leading the way will be 6’1” senior guard Brandon Barron (Selma, AL), who was second in the SSAC in assists and steals.  Rejoining Barron in the backcourt is 5’11” junior shooting guard Eddie Dixon (Twin City, GA), who happens to be the strongest man on the team (365lb bench) and also possesses a deadly jump shot.  Junior guard Nate Greene (Americus, GA) will be counted on again to fill it up from outside.  Greene was a national top five 3-point shooter last season. 

Other key returnees include 6’6” senior center Justin Owens (Concord, GA), 6’5” junior forward Dontae Fedrick (Columbus, GA) and guards Gavin Chapman (Watleinsville, GA) and Quintereal Kelley (Goodwater, AL).  All of these players saw significant action last year and form the foundation of an experienced team.

Men's Basketball starters 09-10

We are the Barons!

 

Recruiting Class

Coach Jones’ recruiting class addressed the size issue in a "big" way.  While last year's team featured just one player who was over 6’5, this squad will debut six players who meet or exceed that threshold.

The class is anchored by Corey Roth, a 6’6” forward from Jacksonville, FL.  Roth was the Jacksonville player of the year from a 6-A high school, and also made the all-state team.  Also from Jacksonville is 6’4” Andrew Dikas, who is transferring to the Barons from Voorhees College.  Dikas is a deluxe athlete and a polished scorer who has the ability to get his own shot.

At the center position, the Barons will start a freshman, 6’8” Tim Jickell from Orlando, FL.  According to Coach Jones, Jickell has had a great fall and is much farther along than anyone anticipated.   BPC also has two international players from Montenegro suiting up this season, 6’5” freshman Stefan Frank (North Cobb Christian, GA) and 6’8” forward Bojan Boravic from TCI in New York City.  Both are highly skilled players who possess an above average basketball IQ.  Rounding out the class is 6’ point guard Khristian Roberts (Ocala, FL), and 6’4” forward Kenyatta Ward (Warner Robbins, GA).

Brewton-Parker will play a 30-game regular season schedule, which includes 14 home contests and a trip to New Orleans, LA. The season kicks off with the Baron Tip-off Classic sponsored by the Holiday Inn Express and Coca-Cola on November 6 at 8:00pm in the Gillis Gymnasium at Brewton-Parker College.  Tickets are just $5 ($3 for students) and can be purchased at the gate.  Season tickets are available for $50 each, which is a 35% savings over the individual face value, and can be purchased by contacting Coach Jones at (912) 583-3178.

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The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.
 
Brewton-Parker College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brewton-Parker College.
 
Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM