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SFCC Roadrunners Add 5 to 2014-2015 Roster
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Thomas has announced the addition of five student athletes for the upcoming basketball season, including three players from Missouri.

Demarco Buchanan played high school basketball at Hazelwood Central in Florissant, Missouri, for Head Coach Josh Martin. During his junior year, he played with current Roadrunner Marcus Hinton.

Buchanan, a 6-2 guard, earned first-team all-state honors as a senior. He also earned all-district and all-conference honors and was named to the all-tournament team at the Vianney Tournament as a senior. He helped his team to a 24-7 record and averaged 16 points, five rebounds and five assists during his final prep campaign.

“Demarco can shoot the ball and handle the ball well,” said Thomas. “He has a good skill set. As he gets stronger he will be able to contribute and help us win some games.”

Hakeem Coney is a 6-2 guard from Johnson High School in Savannah, Georgia. He played high school basketball for Head Coach Utaff Gordon, helping his team to a 25-5 record as a senior. He averaged 10.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 4 steals per game.

“He is a strong, physical guard who can make plays off the dribble,” said Thomas. “We will work on making him a more consistent jump shooter. He is a vocal leader and a solid on-the-ball defender who will bring toughness to our team.”

Clint Robinson is a 6-7 forward from Springdale, Maryland. He played high school basketball at Charles Herbert Flowers High School and helped lead his team to a 17-6 record as a senior.

Robinson averaged a double double with 16 points and 12 rebounds per game in his final high school season. He was a McDonald’s High School All-American nominee.

“Clint is a strong, athletic player,” said Thomas. “He plays hard and runs the floor well. He will fit our style of play perfectly.”

Ryan Surface is a 6-4 wing who played high school basketball at Versailles High School for Head Coach Kent Thomas. He helped the Tigers to a 19-7 record during his senior campaign, averaging 13 points and 7.4 rebounds per contest. He earned all-conference and all-district honors.

Surface was named the KRCG Athlete of the Week and the Versailles High School Athlete of the Year. He also ran cross-country and track in high school and was a state qualifier in the triple jump. Surface was valedictorian of his class.

“He is a tough, hard-nosed player,” said Thomas. “As his skill set develops and he adjusts to the speed of our game he will be able to make an impact at our level.”

Cameron Davis is a 6-1 guard who played high school basketball for Head Coach Andy Beck at Leopold High School in Leopold, Missouri. He helped the Wildcats to a 23-4 record as a senior. Davis scored 16.9 points, dished out 5.4 assists and registered four steals per contest.

“He is very athletic,” said Thomas. “He played the point guard position in high school and handles the ball well. Cameron will have to adjust to the speed of the game at our level. He needs to improve on his perimeter shooting, but he has the athleticism to compete at this level.”

 

David Rohrbach

SFCC Athletics Department

NJCAA

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