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D1 Nation Alumni Report: November 25-29th

11/30/2013, 2:15am CST
By Max Ivany

Tuesday, November 26th

(At left: Hyjii Thomas) Houston junior forward 6’8″ Ta’Shawn Thomas (Killeen, TX) had 18 points/6 rebounds/2 assists/3 steals in a loss to Texas Tech.  His team mate, sophomore PG L.J. Rose (Houston, TX/Second Baptist) added 11 points/5 assists for the Cougars. Texas-San Antonio senior wing Hyjii Thomas (Houston, TX/Booker T. Washington) had 15 points in a loss to Nicholls State.  Arkansas-Little Rock sophomore PG Josh Hagins (Bossier City, LA/Airline) had 18 points/5 rebounds/8 assists/4 blocks as the Trojans rolled to victory over Southern Arkansas.

Baylor senior post Cory Jefferson (Killeen, TX) had 10 points/4 rebounds/3 blocks including the buzzer beating put back for the 67-66 win over the Dayton Flyers. Junior G Royce O’Neale (Killeen, TX/Harker Heights) added 13 points and 3 steals in the win.

Wednesday, November 27th

(At left: Jaleel Williams) Colorado State transfer Junior J.J. Avila proved to be just what the doctor ordered for the Rams as their revamped roster required someone to step up on their frontline and score.  Avila had 21 points/4 rebounds in a thumping of Bethune-Cookman. 

San Jose State junior wing Jaleel Williams (Killeen, TX/Ellison) had 11 points/3 rebounds in a loss to Portland.  Baylor senior post Cory Jefferson’s 15 points/8 rebounds weren’t enough for Baylor as they dropped their first game of the season to Syracuse.  Junior G Royce O’Neale (Killeen, TX/Harker Heights) had 10 points/3 rebounds/3 assists in the loss for the Bears

Thursday, November 28th

(At left: Brian Williams) Oklahoma State ran it’s record to 7-0 as junior wing Brian Williams (Baton Rouge, LA/Glen Oaks) had 10 points/3 rebounds/2 blocks against Purdue.  San Diego State sophomore forward Winston Sheperd (Las Vegas, NV/Findlay Prep) had 15 points/2 rebounds in a win over College of Charleston. Northwestern’s redshirt sophomore G Tre Demps (San Antonio, TX/Reagan) had 11 points in their loss to Missouri.  For Missouri, redshirt junior G Jordan Clarkson had 21 points/4 rebounds/2 assists.

Friday, November 29th

Arkansas-Little Rock sophomore PG Josh Hagins (Bossier City, LA/Airline) had 12 points/3 rebounds /3 assists in a loss to the Oklahoma Sooners.  True freshman PG T.J. Williams (Pflugerville, TX) had 12 points/4 assists for Northeastern in their loss to VCU.  Abilene Christian junior PG LaDarrien Williams (Manor, TX) only had 5 points, but the 6 footer added 8 rebounds and 8 assists.

Junior G Jordan Clarkson (Converse, TX/Wagner) had 21 points/4 rebounds/4 assists vs the Nevada Wolfpack as the Tigers ran their record to 7-0.  Rice’s junior forward Seth Gearhart (Wilsonville, OR) had a career high 20 points/4 rebounds in the Owls win over Rider.  San Diego State sophomore forward Winston Sheperd (Las Vegas, NV/Findlay Prep) had 16 points/10 rebounds in a big win over Creighton.

(At left: Bryce Alford) At the Orleans Arena, in Las Vegas, NV I was in the house to watch two D1 Ambassadors alum go head to head.  Sophomore G Tre Demps had 15 points/2 rebounds for Northwestern. On the other side of the ball UCLA ran their record to 7-0 for the first time EVER.  The coach’s son, true freshman G Bryce Alford had a season high 18 points/2 assists/2 steals for the Bruins.