2014-2015 Lawson State Men's Basketball


Lawson State Men’s Basketball preview for 2014-15

The Lawson State Men’s Basketball team is coming off a 26-6 season in 2013-14. The Cougars lost 6 players that were great contributors to last season’s success.  The notables from last season were 3rd Team All-American, ACCC MVP Khalil Davis, 1st Team ALL-ACCC Gerald Maddox and standout 6th man Corey Ricks all of whom have transition to 4 year programs. Players returning to the 2014-15 addition of the Cougars are 2nd team ALL-ACCC forward Da’ Shun Griffin, ACCC Assist Leader Keith Middleton and 20 game starter DeShon Bayless.  

The Cougars have also welcomed several transfers; Joshua Johnson, Isiah Core, and Keiston Standfield   which will all be key contributors this season.  The Cougars have a few freshmen that will lend a hand also, Christopher Taylor, Antonio Daniels, Will Ellington Jr., & Bryant Gray all figure to be solid this season.   

Coach Matthew “Mike” Smith was very ambitious in his scheduling for the 2014-15 season. Coach Smith will enter his second season looking to build on last season’s success. The schedule includes 4 teams that have national tournament experience. Those teams are Georgia Perimeter CC, Chipola CC of Florida, League Divisional opponents Shelton State CC and Wallace-Hanceville CC.  The Cougars are aiming for the top of the ACCC conference at the end of the conference race.  The Cougars are set on this motto:  “To go where we have never gone we must do what we have never done, for as long as it takes and whatever it takes.”