Players with Selma connection shining early in basketball season

Published 11:37 pm Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Dallas County has never struggled to produce top basketball talent. It seems year in and year out at least one county school is playing for a state championship.

Some of that success has carried over for players at the college level. Many who refined their games in the Selma area are now starring at colleges around the country.

Here’s an update on how some of Selma’s locally grown talent is faring this basketball season:

Jerrod Moorer: As a freshman at Iowa Central Community College, Moorer has already gotten off to a fast start. The Dallas County High School graduate scored 21 points in Iowa Central’s 96-80 win over against Dakota Wesleyan. Moorer topped that performance with 31 in Iowa Central’s second game, a 101-94 loss to Northeast Community College of Norfolk. Moorer leads the Iowa Central team in scoring after two games and is third in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Division II in points per game at 26.5. Moorer is shooting 63.6 percent from the 3-point line in two games.

Jasmine Peeples: The Alabama State senior scored seven points and added eight rebounds in Alabama State’s opening 65-44 loss Friday to Southern Mississippi. The former Selma High standout shot 3-of-6 from the field in 29 minutes.

Jeffrey Mack: Mack, who attended Southside High School and Wallace Community College Selma, is now at Vorhees College in South Carolina. Vorhees has already played six games and Mack has started the season on fire. He topped 20 points in the team’s first three games and has scored in double figures in every game. He’s averaging 19.3 points per game.

William Lee: The Blazers’ sophomore has struggled from the field in UAB’s only two games this season, shooting 2-for-11. He finished with two points, three rebounds three blocks and three assists in the Blazers opening 75-74 loss to Auburn. In Monday’s 72-70 win over Alabama State, the former Dallas County High star had four points, five rebounds, an assist and two blocks.