Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Another Exciting Year Ahead for GRU Augusta

Georgia Regents University (GRU) Jaguars basketball is simply "the best game in town."  Coach Dip Metress has built an NCAA Division II powerhouse during his first 10 seasons, tallying a 229-83 record and leading the Jags to the Elite Eight National Championship game, semifinal game, and quarterfinal game during one three year stretch.  Metress has never had a losing season at GRU.  And the Jaguars' 2013-14 record of 24-8 is the sixth 20+ win season in the past eight years.

The Jaguars lost three double digit scorers from last year's teams, including All Peach Belt Conference seniors KJ Sherrill (15 ppg, 6 rpg) and Ryan Weems (16 ppg, 4 rpg) as well as mainstay Harold Doby (10 ppg, 7 rpg).

But the 2014-15 Jaguars are an experienced and capable bunch.  Returning Peach Belt Freshman of the Year Keshun Sherrill (12 ppg, 3 rpg) joins seniors Devon Wright-Nelson (10 ppg, 4 rpg); Devonte Thomas (7 ppg); and D'Angelo Boyce (5 ppg; 3 apg) to lead the way.  Newcomers and Augusta natives Keith Crump (Sophomore, Josey) and Tamyrick Fields (Freshman, Aquinas) join this group of veterans to form an exciting perimeter oriented team that should be near the top of the Peach Belt standings.

The Jaguars open Friday and Saturday at Augusta's home court, Christenberry Fieldhouse, versus regional rival Anderson College (Friday, 7:30) and Brevard (Saturday, 5:00).  Above are some clips from GRU's recent thrashing of exhibition game opponent Fort Gordon.

***Here are some related posts from the past about GRU***

Nov 12, 2014
Another Exciting Year Ahead for GRU Augusta

Nov 13, 2013
This Week in Jags Hoops: Episode 2

Oct 27, 2013
This Week in Jags Hoops: Episode 1

Oct 25, 2013
GRU Pep Rally: Dip Baby Dip

Jan 12, 2013
Jags Top Armstrong

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