September 5, 2017

CARTERVILLE – John A. Logan basketball coach Kyle Smithpeters has completed the Volunteers 2017-18  roster with the signing of 6-3 guard Derek Hawthorne from Indianapolis, IN.

Hawthorne is a transfer from Marian University in Indiana where he averaged 17.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.  He shot 35% from three and 78% from the free throw line.

“Hawthorne is a big guard who can score,” Smithpeters said.  “He has a year of college experience and that is a big plus.  Hawthorne is a team first player from an athletic family.  His father played football at Louisville.”

Smithpeters said he is happy about the makeup of this year’s team.  “We are guard oriented with guards who can really score including four guards with college playing experience.  We aren’t real big but we have enough size to get the job done.”