Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tigers Sign Two More

Ouachita Head Coach, Mark Price has announced the signing of two frontcourt players in the 2009 recruiting class. The first is 6’7 Junior Scott Day from Highlands Ranch, CO. Scott played the previous two seasons at Lamar Community College in Lamar, CO where he helped lead the Runnin’ Lopes to a Region IX title and a 5th place national finish at the National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas. During his sophomore season at Lamar, Scott averaged 6.5 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. “I am thrilled to have Scott Day in our program,” says Coach Price, “He has played for great coaches and has a high level of maturity. I truly believe Scott’s best basketball is still in front of him.” Scott also excels in the classroom. He finished at LCC with a 3.9 grade point average and plans to major in business at Ouachita. (Pictured above is Scott Day after his team won the Region IX championship)
The Tigers also have signed another Arkansas high school product in 6’9 center Bryce Miracle from Bentonville. Bryce played for Coach Mike Nelson at Bentonville High School. After being injured during his junior season Bryce came on strong as a senior to average 11 points and 7 rebounds. Bryce also blocked 29 shots during the 08-09 season and was named honorable mention all-conference. “Bryce is a great fit in our 09 class,” says Price, “He’s a tall young man with a great skill set. He is from a great family and basketball background and those are certainly crucial elements in our recruiting.” Bryce is interested in pursuing a degree in education at OBU.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Ouachita Basketball Adds Jeremy Banks

Head men’s basketball coach Mark Price announced Thursday afternoon that Birmingham, Ala. native Jeremy Banks has been added to his 2009 recruiting class, which is now eight players strong.

Banks, a 6’3 wing, comes to Ouachita after suffering an injury that forced him to redshirt at Adams State. Banks has proven that he can compete at the college level as he played at Faulkner State Community College where he lead the Sun Chiefs to a 21-7 record in his Sophomore year. Banks, who was a Second Team All-Southern Division Selection (Alabama C.C. South Division), averaged 10.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3, assists per game in his sophomore campaign. Banks also took care of business in the classroom as he maintained a 3.5 GPA and made the dean’s list while at Faulkner.

Prior to his time at Faulkner, Banks played high school basketball for Minor High School of Adamsville, Ala. In 2001 and 2003 Banks played a large role in helping the Tigers win county championships in both years. Banks was an all-conference and Area 11 all-tournament team pick as a senior in 2004. In his senior year banks averaged 15 points, seven rebounds, and four assists per contest. Not only was Banks a standout on the court but he was also a standout for the Tiger’s track and field team. Jeremy plans on majoring in Political Science while attending Ouachita in the Fall.