Season Outlook

Michael Cheaney is entering his fourth year coming off an A.I.I. Conference Championship and a trip to the national tournament in Kansas City, Mo.  The Tigers joined the Gulf Coast conference this year for the first time.  Coach Cheaney is hoping that the newcomers can come in and adjust right away to help keep the bar of expectations up.  The Tigers have six returning lettermen that played on a consistent basis and contributed throughout the season.
In order for the Tigers to have an opportunity in the Gulf Coast conference, they must create an atmosphere of hard work and discipline, coupled with high expectations and positive energy to achieve their goals.    
The Tigers lost big contributors from last year’s team such as Sam Dotson, Andre Datcher, Jeffrey Evans, Willie Waters, Brandon Allen and Dominick Stevenson.  The loss of these student athletes will be felt throughout the program, but Cheaney is looking forward to James Williams, Ricardo Rivera, Stanley Johnson, Charles Brown, Dionte Ford and Travis Dupree to fill the void.
James Williams, a junior from Charlotte, N.C. returns to the Tigers after playing last year.  James averaged 11 points per game and grabbed nearly two steals per game playing a valuable role on the perimeter.
Ricardo Rivera, a junior forward from Hinesville, Ga., returns to the Tigers after playing in all 32 contests last year.  Rivera averaged five points per game and nearly two steals per game.
Stanley Johnson a senior guard from Augusta, Ga., returns to the Tigers.  Johnson is an excellent three-point shooter and will provide great team leadership.
Charles Brown, a junior from Beaufort, S.C., returns to the Tigers after playing in 17 contests in 2011-12 Season.  Brown will provide great leadership and excellent defense.
Dionte Ford, a sophomore forward/center from Fort Myers, Fla., returns to the Tigers after playing last year.  Ford averaged four points per game and grabbed nearly two rebounds per game.
Travis Dupree, a senior forward/center from Eastman, Ga., returns to the Tigers.  Dupree brings a lot of physicality and will play a valuable role in the paint.
THE NEWCOMERS
Voorhees added a quality recruiting class to go along with its core group of returners.  The Tigers will look for Karon Abraham, 6’0” guard (Robert Morris), Allen Dantzeler 6’6” forward (Kean University), Courtney Warren 6’3” guard (Northwest Mississippi Community College), Josh Corry 6’2” guard (Limestone College), Elteaninte Sanders 5’10” guard (Dodge City Community College), Braylon Williams 6’3” guard (Shorter College) Ryan Felder 6’6” forward     (Ridgeville, Ga.), Mardrevius Sheffield 6’4” forward (Talbotton Ga. ),Malcolm Battle 6’0” guard (Atlanta, Ga.), Devin Charles 6’6” forward ( Ray City, Ga.), Cadarius Robinson 6’0” guard (Anderson, S.C.), Jaylen Chambers 6’0” guard (Evansville, Ind.), Nwibe Ikenna 6’10” center (Nigeria), Raeese Hunt 6’6” forward (Washington, D.C.).