Former Northeast Mississippi Tiger goes for season-high for UNA basketball

By NEMCC Media Relations

BOONEVILLE – Former Northeast Mississippi Community College Tiger standout Tyler Pritchard finally found the range with the University of North Alabama Lion basketball team on Thursday, February 7.

Pritchard finished the night with 10 points in an 87-73 loss to Christian Brothers University while playing 16 minutes.

During his 10-point outing, Pritchard connected on 4-for-8 shots from the floor and was 2-for-4 from the charity stripe. In addition to his double-digit night, Pritchard came away with two rebounds (one offensive and one defensive), an assist and two steals for the Lions.

With a 10-point night against Christian Brothers University, Pritchard tallied his highest point total of the season after being red-shirted during the 2011-12 year at the University of North Alabama.

Pritchard scored eight points against Fisk on November 12 and then turned in two seven-point contests, two months apart as the Iuka native tallied seven points against Miles College and then turned the trick against Shorter College on January 17.

On the year, the University of North Alabama Lion basketball team is 16-4 and 9-3 in the Gulf South Conference.

During his sophomore season in Booneville, Pritchard either led the Tigers or was near the top in almost every statistical category.

Pritchard was second on the team in free throw percentage hitting nearly 70-percent from the charity stripe — .698 and led the team in free throws made and free throws attempted.

Pritchard’s 111 free throws made was just one short of Robert Wade’s 112 free throws attempted – who was second on the team behind the Tiger point guard.

During his sophomore season, Pritchard pulled down 81 rebounds for the Tigers while leading the team in both steals (71) and assists (117).

Pritchard finished third on the 2010-11 team with a 15.4 points per game average while scoring 384 points during his second season and helping the Tigers almost average 80 points per game (78.8).

Following his sophomore campaign, the Iuka native was selected to play in the annual Mississippi Association of Community/Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-Star Basketball Game in Decatur.