Pair Of JUCO Transfers Join Redhawks
Posted on August 20, 2012
PULASKI, Tenn. - Martin Methodist men's basketball coach Scott Combs continues to
fill out his 2012-13 roster, announcing the signing of junior college guards Darius
Woods and Brandon Hunter.
Woods, a 5-foot-9 point guard from Horn Lake, Miss. comes to MMC after spending two
seasons at Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia, Miss.
Hunter, a 6-foot-2 guard from Gallatin, Tenn. returns to MMC after transferring to
Motlow State Community College for the 2011-12 season.
"We are really excited about adding Darius and Brandon to the roster," Combs said.
"Being able to add quality players is always great. But adding quality players with
major minutes at the JUCO level is extra special."
During his time at NMCC, Woods averaged 7.7 points, 3.3 assists and 1.5 steals per
contest. In last year's season opener, the rising junior led all scorers with 18
points in a 86-79 win over Southwest CC.
Before his arrival at NMCC, Woods had a standout HS career at Horn Lake High School,
where he averaged 23 points and six assists per game. During his junior and senior
seasons at Horn Lake, Woods was named to the Commercial-Appeal's Best of the Preps
Woods is expected to provide instant energy as well as a boost in quickness and
scoring to the RedHawks this season.
"Darius played under a great coach at Northwest Mississippi and he caught our eye
when we arrived at Martin Methodist," Combs said. "He is extremely quick with the
ball, and his knack for scoring and on-ball defense will be valuable additions to
RedHawks fans should be familiar with Hunter's game.
After departing MMC a year ago, Hunter helped guide MSCC to a 17-11 record while
averaging 3.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest. Hunter was also a
member of the Dean's List at MSCC.
Prior to his arrival at MSCC, Hunter played in 26 games as a freshman during the
2010-11 season for the RedHawks, providing quality minutes off the bench during the
RedHawks' run to the NAIA Fabulous Four in Kansas City, Mo.
Before his freshman campaign at MMC, Hunter starred at Gallatin High School under
head coach Bobby Luna. During his senior season at GHS, Hunter averaged 24 points,
3.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 4.1 steals per contest.
As a taller guard, Hunter is expected to provide versatility to the RedHawks roster
"Brandon had a year to mature and it really shows both on and off the court," Combs
said. "His ability to score the basketball as a big guard will make him a versatile
asset to our squad."