Northeast men begin season tonight in Alabama

BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College’s men will open their season tonight in Hanceville, Ala., where Northeast will battle the sixth-ranked Wallace State Community College Lions who feature two National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) pre-season All-Americans on their roster.
Gaither Hendrix, who was named an All-American after the 2008-09 season following a 29.0 points per game campaign, returns for the Lions as a third-team pre-season All-American while Darrick Thomas, who almost averaged a double-double last year (11.5 points/9.1 rebounds a game), returns for the Lions that finished the 2008-09 year 28-5.
Northeast will counter Wallace State-Hanceville’s pre-season All-Americans with size – returning for the Tigers will be big man Chris Gamble (New Albany) who averaged 9.6 points per game for the Tigers.

NEMS Daily Journal

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