Former Knights Basketball players playing college basketball
Josh Phillips (2013)- 6’8” Center- Will be a junior at MTSU. Josh was named Sumner County Mr. Basketball for the 2012-13 season as well as All-Region his junior and senior years. He was the first JPII boys basketball player to sign a college basketball scholarship. Josh is the 2nd all-time leading scoring at JPII and an elite shot blocker and rebounder. He also had the 2nd best scoring season in 2013.
Lee Holden (2013)- 5’11” Guard- Will be a sophomore at Dowling College in Oakdale, NY after redshirting is freshman season. Lee named All-Region and All-County his senior year. He helped lead the Knights to back to back 19 win seasons his junior and senior years. Lee was an excellent leader on the court who rarely turned the ball over. In Coach Brown’s opinion, he was the best point guard in JPII history.
Jalen Tucker (2013)- 5’11” Guard- Will be a sophomore at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois after redshirting his freshman season. He made All-County his senior year. Jalen was a dynamic player, breaking down defenses off the dribble who had a knack for scoring and was also a terrific passer. Jalen had the 3rd best scoring season in JPII history during the 2013 season.
Ricky Lang (2015)- 6’1” Guard/Forward- Will be a freshman at Columbia St. He was named All-Region and All-County his junior and senior seasons. Ricky was a post player turned guard who made life hard an opposing defenses do to the fact that he was an excellent passer who could bring the ball up the court who could also take his man to the block and use a variety of big time post moves. He was the ultimate team guy who stepped his game up in times the team needed him the most. Ricky is JPII’s 3rd all-time leading scorer.
Dalton Smith- (2015)-5’9” guard- Dalton will be a freshman at Benedict College in Atchison, KS where he will play baseball but intends to walk on the basketball team as well. He was All-County in his junior and senior seasons. Dalton was the best shooter in JPII history, shattering the 3 point records for a career (115) and a season (67-2014-15). He was also a feisty competitor who gave everything he had in practices and games.