The Jegos men finished the first half of the year a disappointing 1-13 overall with an 0-6 conference record. However, the young Jegos have shown improvement over the course of the first half of the season. The young Jegos, who are made up of 13 freshmen, have taken their bumps and bruises early on in which they played 7 games in 13 days. With a very tough non-conference schedule which included national powers, New Mexico Junior College and New Mexico Military Institute the Jegos were tested early and have made tremendous strides to get better and ready for conference play.
The Jegos have had some individual standout performances including Marcel Dean who had 25pts, 7ast, & 6rebs at Glendale Community College. At conference power, Phoenix College, the Jegos had 5 players in double figure scoring with 3 players tied with 14pts (Joe Heath, Jovonte Wyllie, Isaiah Alonzo).
However, the Jegos are not just about on court success. The men are expected to have a team GPA of over 3.0 which is a testament to all of their hard work and dedication in the classroom. "They have put in a tremendous amount of effort and energy everyday. They wake up at 4:30am everyday to get to practice and then to be able to succeed like they are in the classroom shows the dedication they have to being student-athletes." -Coach Michael Steward
On top of the time the Jegos are putting into basketball and school, they have taken the time to be at many community events. The Jegos were serving at The Feast of St. Francis, they participated in the back to school event at Nolic, they volunteered at The Sells Recreation Center on Halloween, and they held 2 basketball camps over the summer at Baboquivari and Tohono O'odham High Schools.
The Jegos and the coaching staff are excited for the second half of the season that starts January 5th at Cochise College. The first home game back is January 9th against Scottsdale. Go Jegos!