Jimmy Adams has only been the head men’s basketball coach at Northwest Mississippi Community College a little over a month, but his feet have hit the ground running to rebuild the Ranger program.
Adams has been busy traveling up and down the roads across the Mid-South stocking up on talent for the 2009-2010 season which begins in November. His journeys have been successful ones. Adams has signed nine players to help Northwest bounce back from last year’s 13-12 record.
The list of in-state signees includes 6-5 forward Reggie Brown and 6-6 forward Jeremy Hardrick, both of DeSoto Central, 5-10 guard Willis Certion of Oxford, 6-3 guard A.J. Folson of Water Valley, 5-9 guard Everick Morris of Olive Branch, and 6-6 center John Hudson who played in the Memphis Homeschool League.
Adams has also added three players from Memphis including 6-8 center Akeem Anderson of Craigmont High School, 6-2 guard Reginald Fondren of Raleigh-Egypt High School, and 6-4 forward Kerry Love of Booker T. Washington High School.
The addition of these players along with the return of sophomore Justin Gillard of Oxford should put the Rangers back near the top of the MACJC north division. Gillard averaged 14.1 points and 4.8 rebounds in 25 games for Northwest last season.