Kentucky State’s David Jelks signs with Argentinian pro basketball team

Courtesy of Kentucky State Athletics : Former Kentucky State University men’s basketball player David Jelks is headed to Argentina. Jelks (Conyers, GA) becomes the third Thorobred in the Jamaal Jackson era to sign a professional basketball contract. He signed with Tomas de Rocamore of LaLiga Argentina, and is currently the only American on the roster.  They finished 11th in the South Division a season ago. He joins Julius Barton and Toussaint Rose as the other two professional basketball players under Jackson. “I remembered all the hard work I have put in through…

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Kentucky State’s Brooke Wallace signs with Icelandic team Haukar

From thesiac.com: Courtesy of Kentucky State AthleticsFormer Kentucky State University women’s basketball player Brooke Wallace is headed to Iceland. “In the beginning, I was in disbelief and overwhelmed,” said Wallace. “But now I am excited for the chance to play professionally. I have the best support system, and I know I can get through it all.” Wallace (Oberlin, OH) signed her first professional basketball contract Tuesday with Hauker, located in Hafnarfjorour, Iceland. She reports on September 1, and is the fourth player since head coach Terrance Slater joined the coaching staff in 2014. “I…

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Kentucky State’s Brooke Wallace invited to professional combine

Courtesy of Kentucky State Athletics Kentucky State University women’s basketball senior Brooke Wallace has been invited to participate in a professional combine in Tampa, the site of the 2019 NCAA Division I Final Four. Wallace (Oberlin, OH) will take part in the 22nd annual Women’s Pro Combine and Free Agent Camp Sunday, April 7 on the campus of the University of Tampa. “As an athlete and a coach you strive to have moments like these,” said Kentucky State University head coach Terrance Slater. “When you recruit players we tell them about these moments, so…

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KSU’s Ditalion Battle garners All-American honours

Courtesy of Kentucky State AthleticsKentucky State University men’s basketball senior Ditalion Battle was recently honored by BoxToRow.com, an online publication dedication to HBCU athletics. “Ditalion is an extremely talented player and in recruiting him, we expected that he would be a player to earn honors such as this,” said Kentucky State University head coach Jamaal Jackson. “He has a bright future and we’re proud of him.” Battle (Cincinnati, OH) was named first team All-American, becoming the first KSU All-American since Kenny Jones in 2008. He is one of six Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference players…

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Kentucky State Ladies’ Basketball defeats Spring Hill 63-60

Courtesy of Kentucky State Athletics MOBILE, AL – The Kentucky State University women’s basketball team shook off a disastrous start to come back and post a 63-60 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory over Spring Hill Monday at the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center. Kentucky State missed nine of its first 10 shots, while Spring Hill connected on seven of its first 11 shots, and when head coach Terrance Slater called a timeout – the Thorobreds trailed 17-2. However, that would be the largest KSU deficit. The Thorobreds trailed by 10 at the…

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Kentucky States edges Spring Hill 83-81

Courtesy of Kentucky State Athletics MOBILE, AL – As the wide open Spring Hill corner three-pointer was hoisted as time expired, the Kentucky State University men’s basketball team had bouts of déjà vu and the white-clad Badgers started to storm the court. Last season, Kentucky State took the lead with eight seconds remaining only to have Spring Hill win it at the buzzer. New year, new outcome. The three-point attempt hit every part of the rim and was halfway down before popping out and the Thorobreds’ escaped the Arthur R.…

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Week 10 SIAC Basketball Players of the Week

From thesiac.com: ATLANTA, Ga. (February 5, 2019)– The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced its men’s and women’s basketball Players of the Week. For women, Katie Krout (Spring Hill) was named Player of the Week, while Jessie Kee (Kentucky State) earned Newcomer of the Week. For men, Justin Allison (Spring Hill) was named Player of the Week, while Tyrell Williams (Albany State) earned Newcomer of the Week, released by the league office on Tuesday. Women’s Basketball PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Katie Krout, Spring HillForward  |  5’11  |  Redshirt Freshman  |  Tuscaloosa, Alabama Krout has posted a double-double in all three of the Badgers games this week. For the…

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Miles spoils Kentucky State’s Homecoming with last second score

Miles College scored the go ahead touchdown with just three seconds remaining in the game to lift the Golden Bears to a 24-21 win and spoil Kentucky State’s homecoming. Just sixty seconds prior Kentucky State had taken its first lead of the game on quarterback Jules St. Ge’s elecrifying, tackle breaking 39-yard touchdown run, the third touchdown he accounted for on the day. Both teams got off to shaky offensive starts. Kentucky State’s opening drive got into scoring position, but a blocked field goal forced the Thoroughbreds to come away…

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Kentucky State falls to McKendree University 34-17

McKendree University quarterback Reese Metcalf threw a career-high four touchdown passes in the Bearcats’ 34-17 victory over Kentucky State. Metcalf and the Bearcat offense got right to work, scoring on its first two drives. They took the opening kickoff and went on a 7-play, 65-yard drive that ended in a 5-yard touchdown pass from Metcalf to Steven Towns, Jr. The extra point gave McKendree a 7-0. KSU went three-and-out on their next offensive possession and the Bearcats then drove 64 yards in nine plays. Zach Bobos showed a tremendous effort…

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Albany State defeats Kentucky State 92-79 to advance in SIAC Tourney

Randy McClure picked a great time to have his best scoring game of the season. The sophomore guard poured in 27 points to lead the Golden Rams past the Thoroughbreds in the opening round of the SIAC tournament. The first half was a closely contested back-and-forth affair that saw eight lead changes and two ties. With nearly eight minutes to go in the first half Albany State found themselves down nine, 28-19 after two Ditalion Battle triples. ASU would respond with a 17-7 run that would land them in front…

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