Friday, November 3, 2017

Potter, King, Kee join men’s basketball staff

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – A former professional basketball player in David Potter and two former Lycoming College men’s basketball players in Nyk King and Willie Kee are all set to join the Lycoming College men’s basketball staff, head coach Guy Rancourt announced on Thursday, Nov. 2. Potter will serve as an assistant coach and King and Kee will be student assistants in 2017-18.


Potter played in 134 games with 30 starts at Clemson University from 2007-10, earning the team’s Most Improved Award in 2008 and the team’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2010. He helped the Tigers to the National Invitational Tournament championship game his freshman season before helping his team to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game his sophomore year. Potter helped Clemson go 93-41 in his career.

After averaging 7.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals his senior year, Potter played for the Texas Rio Grande Vipers of the NBA D-League. In 2011, he played in Palanga, Lithuania for the Naglis.
 
Potter spent four years as a private trainer at E-Train University in Washington D.C., before his first tenure in college basketball, spending two years as a graduate assistant at Southeast Missouri State University.
 
A native of Eldersburg, Md., Potter earned a Bachelor of Science in sociology from Clemson University in 2010. He also has a Master’s in Higher Education from Southeast Missouri State.

King and Kee will be student assistants on the staff as they each finish up their degrees. King was a major contributor on two MAC Commonwealth Championship teams as he had career averages of 10.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.2 steals while playing in 98 games and starting 74. He was the 2016-17 MAC Commonwealth Tournament MVP when he averaged 14.5 points, six rebounds and 4.5 assists in the two-game tournament. In the championship game, he totaled 21 points, six rebounds and four assists in the 76-62 win over Albright.
 
As a junior, King led the team with 12.7 points and 6.5 rebounds while earning MAC Commonwealth Second Team honors and helping the team to its first MAC Commonwealth title.
 
He had career totals of 986 points, 507 rebounds, 211 assists and 116 steals.

In his two years with the team, Kee played in 57 games while starting 28 at point guard. In his career, he averaged 5.9 points, 2.3 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game.
 
During his junior year, he averaged 12.0 points per game in the last eight games, helping the Warriors win the MAC Commonwealth title. He finished second on the team with 2.8 assists per game his senior year. In the conference title game against Albright, he had seven points, three rebounds and two assists before totaling seven points, five assists and four steals in the NCAA Tournament First Round win over Cabrini.
 
His sophomore year at Howard Community College, Kee was an Honorable Mention All-Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference selection as he averaged 13.2 points, 5.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game. He also played one season at CCBC Catonsville where he averaged 12.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game.


The Warriors open the 2017-18 schedule with a trip to Medgar Evers for a 5 p.m. game on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

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