Where are they now, Bobcat that left the program

Believe it or not this is a request from someone, but as it would happen I was thinking of doing it anyway. This is an update on a few former Bobcats. Most of the players here, where caught up in the Durham / Huse transition, although not all of them, and they decided to leave the program.

Jacques Wilson was point guard recruited by Mick Durham and played for the Bobcat his freshman year in the 2004-05 year. The summer after Huse was hired, Jacques decided to leave MSU and transferred to Southern Utah. Jacques had to sit out the 2006-07 year as a transfer redshirt at SUU. Unfortunately the head coach at SUU fired after that year, and once again Jacques decided to transfer. This time he decided to transfer down to William Jewell College an NAIA school. Jacques played the first semester for William Jewell during the 2007-08, but not the second semester, for what reason I do not know. Jacques finally got a full year of basketball in this past year, ( his junior year) for William Jewell starting 17 of 31 games and averaging 10.5 pts, 3 rbs, and 2 assists. He has one more year of eligibility remaining.

Chawn Johnson’s story is almost identical to Wilson’s, being recruited in the same class. Chawn redshirted his first year after injuring his knee. He also left the same summer as Wilson when Huse took over the program. Chawn continued to have knee problems and had multiple surgeries. He played his freshman year at his home town JC (Antelope JC). Chawn playing time was limited by his knee, but after the season signed with Rocky Mountain College in Billings. Chawn just finished his second year at Rocky and has averaged 3.2 points 3.4 rebounds playing in all 29 games and averaging 11 minutes a game. He has built a reputation at Rocky for being a defensive intimidator. Chawn has one more year of eligibility left.

Cory Davis was Durham’s last signie in the 2006 recruiting class that also included Travis Derochowski. After much wavering back and forth, and hoping to get on with a “bigger school, Davis finally decided to ask for a release from his letter of intent when Huse was hired and he signed JC Carlos Taylor. Davis signed on with a JC in Texas for the 2006 -07 year, but did not get much playing time there. He was then enticed by former Bobcat assistant coach Johnny Brown to transfer to New Mexico JC where Brown was an assistant. Davis joined NMJC for the 2007-08 but Brown took a job at Southern Utah. Davis averaged 13.5 points, 4.1 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals at NMJC and after that season Johnny Brown once again recruited him this time to SUU. This past year Davis averaged 4 points, 2 assists, in 17 minutes of playing time. Davis has one more year of eligibility left at SUU.

Travis Derochowski, again a Durham recruit, left MSU after his freshman year and transferred to Warner Pacific College close to his home town in Oregon. During the 2007-08 (his sophomore year) the 6-9 center averaged 3 points, 4 rebounds while starting 6 games and averaging 12 minutes a game. I believe Travis quit basketball after that season, and did not play for WPC or any other college that I could find.

Shaun Thomas was a redshirt freshman for the Bobcats last season (2007-08). He transferred over the summer to try to find more playing time. He transferred back to his home state of California and played for Yuba Junior College last year. I do not have his exact stats but I believe the 6-4 Thomas averaged 7 points and 3 rebound in a reserve guard for Yuba. I have heard, he intend to play for Yuba next year (his sophomore year) in hopes of improving his chances of getting back with a four year school.

Phil Freizen also transfer last summer, although his departure was a surprise to the coaches. I am told Feizen wanted to play out his senior season closer to his family and transferred to Concordia University in California. Concordia, who plays in the NAIA, just finished their season with a 26-6 record. The 6-4 Freizen started 28 of their 31 games from the small forward spot and averaged 10 points 2.5 assists and 4 rebounds in his final year of eligibility.

That all I have for now.


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