Parson Basketball Players See Success

7/16/2014

A pair of Snead State basketball players will be able to continue their success on the court next year.

Fort Payne graduate Michelle Swopes will be playing at the University of Mobile.

Swopes is a 6-foot-2 post player who earned Second-Team All-Conference honors last season.

The Fort Payne native played in 23 games during the 2013-14 season, averaging 6.3 points and 4.4 rebounds per contest. She scored 22 points against Gadsden State and 14 against Faulkner State to close out the season.

“She is one of the hardest workers I have ever coached. She is a leader and a role model on and off the court,” said Coach Jarrod Plummer.

Swopes started as a walk-on at Snead State and earned a scholarship after her first semester of college. She shot 40.9-percent from the field and 31.8-percent from the arc. She averaged seven points and five rebounds per game.

“I would have loved to have coached her more than two years, but I am glad she has received this high honor and opportunity to play at the next level. She’ll always be a big part of the Snead State lady Parson family,” said Coach Plummer.

Alabaster’s DeMarcus Threatt signed with the NCAA Division I Fairfield University Stags in Connecticut.

DeMarcus scored over 750 career points while shooting over 51-percent from the field and 38-percent from the arc. He averaged over three rebounds per game from the point guard position while dishing out almost 150 assists and collecting 70 steals.

He finished second team All-Region. He averaged 21 points per game and was ranked 23rd in the country in scoring.

“DeMarcus was my first recruit when I was hired at Snead State,” said Coach Jay Welborn. “He is everything that I hope a player will become. I never worried about him in the classroom as that was always his focus. He became not only one of the best players in the league but also one of the best student athletes.”

Threatt also received offers from the University of South Alabama and a host of NCAA Division II schools.

“He represented our institution and our team in an extremely classy manner through his team within our program. He is going to be a major success in everything he does because of his work ethic. I’m extremely proud of him and the man he has become. He’s going to be incredibly difficult to replace,” said Coach Welborn.

     
 

Snead State’s Michelle Swopes will be playing at the University of Mobile. The Fort Payne native played in 23 games during the 2013-14 season, averaging 6.3 points and 4.4 rebounds per contest. 

Snead State sophomore DeMarcus Threatt signed with the NCAA Division I Fairfield University Stags in Connecticut. He finished second team All-Region and was ranked 23rd in the country in scoring.  

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