Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Rashad Andrews fighting for spot in Southern's starting lineup

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- Tre’lun Banks always knew Rashad Andrews had it in him to be a starter.

Long before Andrews got his chance to start for the Southern men’s basketball team for a few games in the middle of last season, Banks, the Jaguars starting point guard, could tell he had what it takes to join the starting ranks.

So when Southern went on an eight game winning streak beginning the first game Andrews cracked the starting lineup, Banks knew the exact reason.

“We called it before it happened,” Banks said. “We weren’t surprised. Rashad hasn’t started every game or played a lot of starting minutes, but he’s been here just as long as a starter and he knows just as much as a starter. … When we put him in the starting lineup, we don’t lose anything. We add to it.”

Andrews started in 14 games last season before being put back on the bench toward the end of conference play. The Jaguars went 11-3 during that stretch.

Even this year, Andrews came off the bench for the first three games of the season — all Southern losses.


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