Tigers counting on senior leadership
By By Jeff Byrd / staff writer
Nov. 6, 2002
For the first time, Southeast Lauderdale boys basketball coach Ryan Miller will enjoy a nice-sized senior class.
Two of the football players who will be counted on to play in the Tigers' rotation are nursing injuries from the just-complete grid season. Then, there is the recovery of the team's top returning player in LaPatrick Carlisle.
Carlisle, a post, averaged 13 points per game last season for the 5-23 Tigers.
The team will have to rely on its other 13-point scorer who's back in point guard Nehemiah Nwankpah.
Lamar Crowell, another senior, will step into Carlisle's spot on the post. Chris Gordon, a sophomore, will split time at either big forward or small forward.
Richard Harris, the team's fourth senior, will start at small forward. He split time with Gordon at the spot last year.
The one loss for the Tigers was at shooting guard where Ben Reed departed for East Mississippi. Reed led the team in scoring with over 25 points per game.
Taking over at the spot will be either sophomore Windham Campbell or B.B. Brassfield. Campbell played a good bit in the first half of last season.
Brassfield has been slowed with a bad ankle from football as has Richard Harris. Alex West will step in at the guard spot for Brassfield.