The Parsons of Snead State are looking to improve upon last season's 8-22 (4-8 in ACCC play) record. For the first time in Coach Jay Welborn's three seasons at the helm, the Parsons will have mostly veterans who have played at least one year within the motion style offense and matchup defense. With some veteran leadership, the Parsons look to improve on their 11 last possession losses from a season ago which included 5 of their 8 league losses.
Returning leaders for the Parsons will be sophomores Chad Watkins, Duke Thomas, Jace Haggermaker, Tee Lomax, Kenny Nabors, DyAngelo Washington, Zach King, Des Curry, Erik Shaw, Marcus Reese, and Terrence Wilson. Chad Watkins will look to continue his torrid scoring stretch with which he finished last season. Chad averaged 24 points per game the last 12 games of the year last season. Duke Thomas looks to build on his solid freshman campaign that saw him play in 15 games and average 12 points 4 rebounds, and an assist per game. Jace Haggermaker will be looking to build on his 7 points per game and 4 rebounds per game average. And Tee Lomax will look to provide more toughness and more consistently reach the 15 point and 8 rebound performances that he was able to achieve several times a season ago. All four of them return from a lineup that saw just one player leave (DeMarcus Threatt, all ACCC 1st team…now NCAA D1 starter at Fairfield University). In all, 9 of the top 12 players for the Parsons return this season for their sophomore campaign.
The Parsons will welcome several talented freshmen to their team as well. Austin Sanders, Cortlin Davis, Ishimeal Nance, Tony Reynolds, Quan Cothron, Justin Garrett, Nick Walsh, Ty Cole, Matt Pace, Kelvin Bradford, Chris Looney, Isaac Bradley, DeAngelo Hardy, Anthony Owens, Christian Upton, and Roderick Harris will be looked to for depth and to push the talented sophomore class each day. Collectively, they are some of the most skilled groups the Parsons have welcomed to campus yet.
The Parsons will again face a challenging nonconference schedule playing Itawamba (twice), Motlow State (twice), Cleveland State (twice), Northeast Mississippi (twice), West Georgia Tech (twice), Missouri-West Plains (once), Richard Bland (once), Wabash (once), Quakerdale Prep (once), and Faith Baptist Prep (once). The always challenging ACCC slate will finish off the Parsons' 2014-15 schedule.