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2002-2003 Ranger Basketball Players

Devon Jefferson

4 - Devon Jefferson
6-1  G    Jr.
St. Bernard, Louisiana

Possesses good offensive ability ... good shooter and equally effective off the drive ... Is a solid defender ... Will have an important impact on the Rangers' success ... Plays with a lot of maturity and poise.

Favorite Food: Red Beans and Rice
Favorite Book: Sporting Dog Journal
Favorite TV Show: Law & Order (CSI & SVU)
Favorite Movie: Baller Blockin'
Hobbies: Lovin' Devon Jr.
College Major: Physical Ed., Minor: Sociology
High School Attended: St. Bernard High
Parents: Ernestine J. Jefferson

Brandon Andrews

10 - Brandon Andrews
6-0    G    Fr.
Beaumont, Texas

Continues to improve in all phases ... Sees the floor well ... Will gain valuable playing time as a true freshman ... Is a hard worker at both ends of the floor. 

Favorite Food: Fried Fish & Fried Pork Chops
Favorite Book: The Maintenance Man
Favorite TV Show: Bernie Mac & Martin
Favorite Movie: All About the Benjamins
Hobbies: Video games & listening to the radio
College Major: Physical Education
High School Attended: Beaumont Central High School
Parents: Freddie and Cynthia Andrews

Tyler Walden

12 - Tyler Walden
6-0    G    Sr.

Tyler is ready and will be counted on for an increased role this season ... Projected to be the starting point guard ... Has been named Team Captain and averaged 7.4 PPG last season ... Fourth season in the program ... Has great shot range ... Is competitive and a solid leader.

Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Book: Who Moved My Cheese?
Favorite TV Show: Friends
Favorite Movie: Hoosiers
Hobbies: Golfing, Water Skiing
College Major: Health and Physical Education
High School Attended: Oologah High School
Parents: Brent Walden & Jane Fletcher

Austin Keeney

14 - Austin Keeney
6-4    G    Fr.

Keeney possesses great desire ... fundamentally solid defensively ... Has worked hard to overcome a string of injuries, and will continue to improve with experience ... Big guard with a nice shooting touch.

Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Book: Drive by Larry Bird
Favorite TV Show: Sports Center
Favorite Movie: Animal House
Hobbies: Golf, fishing
College Major: Business Administration
High School Attended: Alva High School 
Parents: Jim and Ava Kenney

Anthony Thomas

20 - Anthony Thomas
5-11    G    Jr..
Arlington, Texas

Great point guard instincts ... Plays hard ... Outstanding playmaker and passer ... Great work ethic and intensity ... Very disciplined in his play.

Favorite Food: Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo
Favorite Book: Of Mice & Men
Favorite TV Show: Dragon Ball Z
Favorite Movie: Love 'n Basketball
Hobbies: Video games
College Major: Business Administration
High School Attended: James Bowie High School (TX)
Parents: Rory & Patricia Thomas

Josh Holland

22 - Josh Holland
6-1    G    Jr.

Outstanding perimeter shooter with range ... Possesses an aggressive toughness defensively ... Outstanding strength ... Good rebounder for size ... Team's homerun hitter. 

Favorite Food: Just about anything
Favorite Book: The Prince
Favorite TV Show: Frasier
Favorite Movie: Last Dragon
Hobbies: Eating, talking on the phone, weight-lifting
College Major: Mass Communication
High School Attended: Chandler High School
Parents: Russell Holland and Penny Davis

Chris Rhone

24 - Chris Rhone
6-2    G    Jr.
Temple Hills, Maryland

Rhone is a quick performer with outstanding ability to penetrate ... Gaining more and more ability defensively ... Will look to make an immediate impact ... Sneaky quick ... Competitive ... Very coachable.

Favorite Food: Chicken, Mac & Cheese
Favorite Book: Men Cry in the Dark
Favorite TV Show: Martin
Favorite Movie: Gladiator/Scarface
Hobbies: Video Games
College Major: Criminal Justice
High School Attended: Crossland
Parents: Sara Sanders, Eddie Rhone

Taylor Wiebener

32 - Taylor Wiebener
6-4    F    Jr..

Outstanding defensive player ... Can knock down the 3 point shot ... Plays smart ... Two-year starter averaged 7.9 PPG, 3.7 RPG last season ... Has become a good leader.

Favorite Food: Chicken Fried Steak
Favorite Book: Friday Night Lights
Favorite TV Show: Friends 
Favorite Movie: Happy Gilmore
Hobbies: Golf, Playstation
College Major: Science Education 
High School Attended: Alva High School
Parents: Jack and Dee Wiebener

Torrick King

34 - Torrick King
6-6    F    Sr.
Fort Worth, Texas

Drives well to the basket ... Can play either posting up or facing the basket ... outstanding energy on defense ... Plays hard at both ends .. Team Captain who averaged 7.5 PPG and 4.0 RPG last season.

Favorite Food: Chicken & Italian food
Favorite Book: Bible
Favorite TV Show: Martin
Favorite Movie: Do the Right Thing
Hobbies: Music, Weights, Movies
College Major: Health and Physical Education
High School Attended: Everman High (TX)
Parents: Aurty & Paterica King

Mathew Medill

40 - Mathew Medill
6-2    F    Fr.

Has good physical strength ... Very good work ethic ... solid defensive player ... undersized baseline player with a big heart. 

Favorite Food: Fried Rice
Favorite Book: Oh the Places You'll Go
Favorite TV Show: Inside stuff
Favorite Movie: The Rock
Hobbies: Collecting sports cards
College Major: Accounting
High School Attended: Woodward High School 
Parents: Mike and Donna Medill

Fabian Thomas

44 - Fabian Thomas
6-7    C    Jr..
Osceola, Arkansas

Returning starter averaged 6.4 PPG and 6.2 RPG last year ... Runs the floor and is a solid defender ... Continues to improve offensively ... Great work ethic and intensity ... Ready for a breakthrough season.

Favorite Food: Spaghetti, Catfish
Favorite Book: Bible
Favorite TV Show: Discovery, Animal Planet
Favorite Movie: All action & comedy movies
Hobbies: Basketball 
College Major: Physical Education, Communication 
High School Attended: Osceola High (AR)
Parents: Bonnie Nickerson

Lenward Barber

52 - Lenward Barber
6-8    C    Sr.
Annapolis, Maryland

Soft touch inside ... solid rebounder ... runs floor well for a big man ... can play posting up and facing the hoop ... averaged 4.4 PPG and 2.6 RPG last season.

Favorite Food: General Tso's Chicken
Favorite Book: Native Son
Favorite TV Show: Cosby Show
Favorite Movie: Five Heartbeats
Hobbies: Singing, Drums, Music
College Major: Physical Education, minor: history
High School Attended: Annapolis High School (MD)
Parents: Lenward Barber Sr. & Deborah Barber

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