Men’s Basketball Senior Season
The Tennessee State University Men’s Basketball team has four graduating seniors this season. With only 10 games left, that means it is also the countdown to the end of four collegiate basketball careers. TSU Men’s Basketball seniors are Delano Spencer, Ken’Darrius Hamilton, A.C Reid and Darreon Reddick.
“Our seniors serve as leaders to the team because they are the ones with the most experience and have been here the longest. That means every game this season, I step onto the court thinking I am going to play for them because this is their last season they can wear this jersey”, said Thomas Davis, a sophomore from Nashville, Tennessee.
The team is currently 8-11 overall and 3-5 in conference. In preseason play, the Tigers fell to No.16 Purdue University and faced a one-point loss against Texas University.
In conference, the team had a rough start losing to University of Tennessee at Martin. However, the Tigers bounced back immediately earning their first conference victory against Southeast Missouri University, followed by another victory against Jacksonville State University.
“It has been a pleasure wearing this Tennessee State University basketball jersey these last four years. This program has made me a better person by teaching me how to work hard and be consistent everyday. Now as a senior, I have the chance to lead by example and show the new guys how to work hard and put in extra work outside of practice”, Darreon Reddick stated, a senior from Belleville, Illinois.
They play Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville on January 25th, followed by Eastern Illinois University on January 27th, both at 7:30 in Gentry Center. The Senior Night game will occur on February 17th at 7:30pm in which they will acknowledge the four graduating seniors.