The Kentucky Mavericks are in full swing getting ready for their season opener on January 9th at the Owensboro Sportscenter. They recently added four players to the roster from their open tryouts. Over 40 men participated in the camp from all over the country and one player added is from Philpot!

Via the Kentucky Mavericks, here are the players added to the team:
Jerrell Houston is a 30 year old 6’ 7” forward/center from Memphis, Tennessee. He signed at Mississippi State right out of high school but played for three. years at Tennessee State notching 65 games throughout his career. He played 12 games in Germany where he started and then 18 games in Spain where he averaged 12.5 points per game. His last two teams were the Clarksville Cavaliers in 2012 and the Jacksonville Giants 2014.

Dwayne Lathan is a 6’3” Guard from West Monroe, Louisiana who most recently played for the D-League team, Rio Grande Valley Vipers for the 2013-2014 season. He played one year at Louisiana Tech where he averaged 8 points per game over his 30 games there. He transferred for his final three years of NCAA eligibility to the Indiana State Seminoles where he averaged over 10 points per game, 5 rebounds per game, and 1.5 assists per game over his 82 game career.

Cordarius Johnson, out of Coushatta, Louisiana, played all four years of his college ball at Louisiana Tech. Johnson played in 133 games for the Bulldogs where he averaged 7.15 points per game over his entire career while shooting over 40% from the field.

At 6’3”, Matthew Karn is a local boy from Philpot, Kentucky, who played his college ball at the Nebraska University Cornhuskers. Karn played in 18 games over three years at Nebraska at a guard position.

I was already excited for the season to begin, but adding a local guy really adds to it!

Tickets can be purchased online HERE.