FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010
JU men’s basketball signs three for 2010-11
With back-to-back Atlantic Sun Conference titles, the JU men’s basketball program is building off that success with their first three signees for the 2010-11 season.

Jacksonville has added an increased presence in the post with the addition of Keion Palmer (6-9, 200, Miami, Fla.) and Admir Sahbegovic (6-6, 185, Jacksonville, Fla.), along with a high scoring guard in Chris Davis (6-2, 185, Stockbridge, Ga.).

“These three young men are tremendous student-athletes,” said JU head coach Cliff Warren. “We have some needs to fill, especially in the post. This group is extremely long and athletic, which is a key dynamic in the pressure we apply on defense.”

Sahbegovic comes to JU after a stellar career at Englewood High School and becomes the second Dolphin from Jacksonville, joining Chris Rozier who played at Wolfson. Ranked one of the top 50 players by FloridaProspects.com, Sahbegovic averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds per game this season en route to third team all-First Coast honors by the Florida Times-Union.

Palmer joins the Dolphins with a year at Fishburne Military Academy in Virginia under his belt after starring at South Miami Senior High School. At South Miami, Palmer averaged 13.9 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game as a senior to earn second team all-Dade County honors.

Davis brings an impressive resume to JU after averaging 22.9 points per game as a senior at Stockbridge High School, leading them to the region title and the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs, earning him first team all-region honors. He scored a season-high 51 points in a game and had at least 16 games with 20 points or more, including six outings in which he scored 30 points or more.

2010-11 Men’s Basketball Signees

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown (Previous School)
Chris Davis G 6-2 185 Fr. Stockbridge, Ga. (Stockbridge HS)
Keion Palmer C 6-9 200 Fr. Miami, Fla. (Fishburne Military Academy)
Admir Sahbegovic F 6-6 185 Fr. Jacksonville, Fla. (Englewood HS)