JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson State head men’s basketball coach Wayne Brent is pleased to announce the additions of six student-athletes who signed to continue their academic and athletic careers at Jackson State University.
“I’m really pleased with the additions we have made to our men’s basketball program,” JSU head coach Wayne Brent said. “We added two graduate transfers and two junior college transfers who can make an immediate impact. We signed two freshmen who have the potential to have great careers at Jackson State. Overall, I’m pleased how this class shaped up and can’t wait to get started.”
Hometown: Jackson, Miss.
Previous School: Forest Hill HS
Evans was named to the 2018-19 Dandy Dozen. Evans led Forest Hill in assists and steals. He averaged 11.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.1 steals per game to help take Forest Hill to a runner-up finish in Class 5A. He was also voted Mr. Forest Hill and is top-10 academically in his class.
Hometown: Gulfport, Miss.
Previous School: Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Daniels played in 23 games and played an average of 14 minutes per game for Copiah-Lincoln C.C. He averaged 5.5 points per game and shot 36.1 percent from the field. Daniels scored a season-high 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field in a 77-62 setback vs. Jones. He scored in double figures five times.
Jonas James III
Hometown: Jackson, Miss.
Previous School: Pearl River Community College
James III played in 31 games and averaged 9.0 points per game for Pearl River C.C. He shot 41 percent from the field and averaged 6.0 assists per game. The Jackson native scored a season-high 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting from the field in a 91-80 win over Hinds.
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis.
Previous School: UW-Green Bay
Smith played in 16 games and started 11 games the previous season for Wisconsin-Green Bay, an NCAA Division I program that plays in the Horizon League. Smith scored a season-high 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field in a 110-54 win over Wisconsin Lutheran.
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Previous School: Wilmer-Hutchins HS
Sanders in the 106th ranked point guard in the country and ranked ninth from the state of Texas. In 32 games, averaged 8.2 points and 8.2 assists per contest. Also averaged 3.3 steals per game. Scored a season-high 15 points and handed out six assists and grabbed four rebounds over South Oak Cliff.
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Previous School: Texas Southern
McClelland joins the Tigers as a transfer from SWAC rival Texas Southern. The 6-foot-5 combo guard appeared in 32 games and started seven the previous season. He averaged 1.4 points per game, but is known for his suburb defensive play.