Jones College basketball sends 6 to next level

Published: May. 3, 2023 at 11:50 PM CDT
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ELLISVILLE, Miss. (WDAM) - Year two for coach Newton Mealer at Jones College featured 17 wins, a run to the Region 23 Title and six players inking with four-year universities:

  • DQ Harris – Mississippi College
  • Jay Barnes – Southern Arkansas University
  • Zandon Haralson – William Carey University
  • Ashton Campbell – William Carey University
  • Decorian Payton – Delta Stat University
  • Caleb McGill - University of West Alabama

“My time at Jones, it was crazy, it was fun,” said Barnes, an Oak Grove grad. “It was exciting, the whole ride. For the year I was here, it built me into the man I am today.”

“I’m just glad that all the hard work we put in is paying off ‘cause these are my guys,” said McGill, a Petal grad. “I love them to death, there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for them. All of us doing this together, that just means the world.”

“What these guys have set as a cornerstone for our program, that can’t be replaced,” Mealer said. “Excited for them but also sad at the same time ‘cause they mean a lot to me.”

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