Rudolph Transfers From SSU
Deric Rudolph has transferred from Savannah State to Georgia Southwestern to finish his collegiate basketball career. Rudolph, who has been plagued with academic troubles, last played at SSU during the 2011-12 season where he averaged 10.7 points, 1.8 assists and 1.6 rebounds per game. That year, SSU won the MEAC regular season championship and played in the first round of the NIT. The 5-11 Gadsden, Alabama native transferred to SSU from Gadsden State Junior College where he was a All-American.
Tigers Hold First Scrimmage
The Savannah State football team held their first scrimmage of the preseason on August 9 at Wright Stadium. The offense was sparked by the play of newcomers Kersean Wilson (quarterback) and Jaylen McGriff (wide receiver). The offense line has more depth but the running back position is still a work in progress until somebody steps up. The defense, who have eight returning starters, appear ahead of the offense. The next scheduled scrimmage is August 16 at 8am.
SSU To Play LSU
Louisiana State released their 2014-15 men’s non-conference basketball schedule last week and the Tigers will host Savannah State on January 3, 2015. The contest will pit former Johnson High standouts Tim Quarterman, who plays for LSU, and Saadiq Muhammad, who plays for SSU. Quarterman, a 6-6 rising sophomore, averaged 2.5 points a game as a freshman but scored a career-high 12 points against Alabama. Muhammad, a rising 6-7 sophomore, averaged 3.0 points and 2.9 rebounds per game last year and scored a career-high 10 points against North Florida.
Tuskegee Hires Basketball Coach
Tuskegee University has selected former New York Knicks assistant coach, Jerry M. Dunn, to lead the Golden Tigers basketball team. Dunn replaces Leon Douglas, who resigned in July. Dunn has served the Knicks since 2012. From 2007 to 2010, he served as the associate head men’s basketball coach for the University of Michigan, from 2003 to 2007, he served as an assistant men’s basketball coach at West Virginia University and from 1995 to 2003, he was the head men’s basketball coach at Penn State.