Cheaney is entering his fourth year coming off an A.I.I. Conference
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.
order for the Tigers to have an opportunity in the Gulf Coast
must create an atmosphere of hard work and discipline, coupled with high
expectations and positive energy to achieve their goals.
Tigers lost big contributors from last years team such as Sam Dotson,
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.
added a quality recruiting class to go along with its core group of
The Tigers will look for Karon Abraham, 60 guard (Robert Morris),
Allen Dantzeler 66 forward (Kean University), Courtney Warren 63
guard (Northwest Mississippi Community College), Josh Corry 62 guard
(Limestone College), Elteaninte Sanders 510 guard
(Dodge City Community College), Braylon Williams 63 guard (Shorter
College) Ryan Felder 66 forward (Ridgeville, Ga.), Mardrevius
Sheffield 64 forward (Talbotton Ga. ),Malcolm Battle 60 guard
(Atlanta, Ga.), Devin Charles 66 forward ( Ray City,
Ga.), Cadarius Robinson 60 guard (Anderson, S.C.), Jaylen Chambers
60 guard (Evansville, Ind.), Nwibe Ikenna 610 center (Nigeria),
Raeese Hunt 66 forward (Washington, D.C.).