Former Headland Basketball Standout leads Valdosta State to Win over W. Alabama

By: Matt Harris Email
By: Matt Harris Email

(DOTHAN) - Former Headland basketball standout Jeremy McKay has never let size stand in his way. Whether it was a taller opponent or his 5-foot-10 frame, McKay has always excelled on the hardwood due to hard work.

McKay is currently a senior at Valdosta State. His drive to succeed, along with his swift driving ability to the basket is paying off.

McKay led the Blazers to a 84-71 Quarterfinals victory over the University of West Alabama in Gulf South Conference Tournament. He scored 22 points.

But it's been a journey for McKay who has used his height as motivation. Upon graduating from Headland High School, McKay signed with Pensacola Jr. College.

He later transferred in his Sophomore year to Wallace State-Hanceville. There, in 2012, he led the Lions to an Alabama Junior College Championship.

McKay Earned his Associates Degree along with NJCAA Division I All-American honors that year and led the team with 15.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.

McKay played one season at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. He played in 31 games making seven starts. He averaged 3.9 points and 1.3 rebounds per game.

He made 42-of-139 field goals, including 26-of-96 three-pointers while dishing out 35 assists and had 12 steals.

Now a Senior at Valdosta State he is averaging 13.4 points per game, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.4 assists.

Valdosta State will play the winner of West Georgia and University of Alabama-Huntsville in the semifinals on Saturday at 7:30pm.

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