MSU signs JUCO All-American


A couple of weeks ago, MSU coach Rick Stansbury told me he wasn’t going to sign any more players this year. Well, that’s all changed.

On Friday, junior college All-American Jacquiese Holcombe from Georgia Perimeter College signed a national letter of intent.

Holcombe, a 6-foot-6, 205-pound forward, averaged 13.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game this past season as a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Second Team All-American and Region 17 Player of the Year.  An All-Region 17 First Team selection as a sophomore at the Decatur-based school, Holcombe helped lead coach Alfred Barney’s 23-12 Jaguars to a third straight NJCAA Tournament appearance after winning the District 10 championship and claiming both the Georgia Junior College Athletic Association (GJCAA) regular season and postseason tournament titles.

Prior to redshirting the 2006-07 campaign at GPC, Holcombe averaged 11.3 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest as a freshman to collect All-Region 17 First Team honors for the 29-8 Jaguars in 2005-06.  He capped his collegiate rookie season by receiving the 2006 NJCAA Charles Sesher Sportsmanship Award at the national tournament in Hutchinson, Kan.


10 Responses to “MSU signs JUCO All-American”

  1. warbirdz44 Says:

    What? A positive event in Starkville? It can’t be. I guess based on the law of averages something good had to happen to us eventually!

  2. Gregg Ellis Says:

    warbirdz, did you pass all of your exams, or are you still waiting to take them?

  3. warbirdz44 Says:

    I don’t have to take any of my finals. At my high school if you have good enough grades and have missed few enough days, you are exempt from finals. This week will be my last week.

  4. 2thdoc Says:

    Jamont Gordon probably doesn’t qualify for that exemption…just a guess.

  5. thespear Says:

    haha 2th. For some reason they dont even do exemptions at most colleges!

  6. judwe Says:

    Between “Randy”, Jacquiese and Antiquan Jack is going to have a heck of a time this next year.

    I think I’ll simply call Holcombe “Queezy”.

    In other basketball news… did anyone else notice Tennessee lose theirstarting point guard and back up power forward to random drug testing. I hurt for them…. I really do. It’s a terrible thing , Brucie, when people go behind your back and jack things up huh?


  7. Gregg Ellis Says:

    Nice job, Warbirdz! You make the Blog’s Academic All-American team.

  8. bigdraws Says:

    Perriloux failed a drug test according to ESPN’s football friday.

  9. bigdraws Says:

    GG, you said in the paper this is the fourth signee for the year. Does this include Bost and Osby? We signed the kid a few weeks ago and now this guy. Is that the four?

  10. Gregg Ellis Says:

    That is correct.

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