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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Searcy answers rumors, excited for sophomore season at Alcorn State

Just got off the phone with former Oxford EAGLE Player of the Year and current Alcorn State Brave Keith Searcy.

The 6-foot-4 guard is currently in Oxford taking summer classes and rehabbing from bone spur surgery.The main reason I called the former Charger standout was, in addition to just checking up and seeing how his season and off-season were going, to check on a rumor I’d heard regarding him looking into transferring to Ole Miss.

When asked if there was any truth to the rumors, Searcy said, “Not right now. I plan on going back (to Alcorn State) for my sophomore year.”

He went on to say that Ole Miss was always a dream school and added “of course, anything is possible.”

Not exactly a definite answer… but it is what it is I suppose.

HOW’S REHAB?: With regards to his rehabbing, Searcy said he’s only about a week away from getting back in the weight room and on the hardwood.

Searcy developed bone spurs in his ankle mid-way through last season, but opted to hold off and have surgery in the offseason rather than shut his season down.

“When it hurt, I couldn’t walk on it,” he said. “Some games it would kill me and I couldn’t play.”

LOOKING AT LAST SEASON: Last season, Searcy started the majority of the season at point guard for a very young — of 11 players, eight were freshmen — Braves squad that finished the season 2-29 overall.

In just over 20 minutes per game, Searcy averaged 6.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and was tied for second on the team with 37 assists.

He also led the team with 102 turnovers, an area he admitted he needs to correct if he wants to take a step forward next season.

Be sure to check tomorrow’s EAGLE for more on my chat with Searcy. (June 30, 2010)

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