Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Prudhomme leads SU Jaguars against Paul Quinn

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- The Southern University Men’s Basketball team will look to secure its second win of the season Twhen the Jaguars face Paul Quinn College Tuesday night at the F.G. Clark Activity Center

Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

Tuesday's game is dubbed Selfie Night with free admission for all kids. At the conclusion of the game, kids will have an opportunity to take a selfie photo with members of the men's basketball team.

The Jaguars are led by senior forward Shawn Prudhomme, who is averaging 18.5 ppg and led the team with 17 points in a 96-63 victory over the Tigers last year. The senior forward currently ranks second in the Southwestern Athletic Conference in scoring and three point baskets made after four games in the 2016-2017 season.

“Shawn has come a long ways, as he proved last year he is a very capable scorer, who brings us a lot of energy," Banks said. "He has grown in his time here at Southern and does whatever we ask of him.”

Banks referred him as his go to guy off the bench to give his team a spark offensively and defensively. Prudhomme known as the guy to come in the game to to either guard a big guard or a big man defensively and to knock down big shots on the offensive side of the court.

Prudhomme joins the Jaguars starting rotation along with senior guard Tre’Lun Banks - who is second on the team in scoring 14.0 ppg contest - junior guard Rashad Andrews, junior forward Jared Sam, and redshirt Junior forward Patrick Smith, who is in his first season after transfer from Southern University at Shreveport.

The defending SWAC tournament champions, who only lost one home game last season, look to defend home court Tuesday night before heading to Tallahassee, Fla. to take on the Rattlers of Florida A&M Saturday, Dec. 3rd for a 3 p.m. matinee.

Fans are urged to keep current with the Men's Basketball program by following the Jaguars on Twitter at @JaguarHoops.

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Courtesy: Willie Scott

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