Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Shed Haynes leads country's top defensive team

Shed Haynes was known for his offensive talents when he played basketball at Palmetto High, State College of Florida and Lackawanna College.

But the guard is making a name for himself on the defensive end at Tarlleton State College (Texas), which leads the nation (Division II) in fewest points allowed and field goal percentage defense.

The Texans are holding opponents to 34.9 shooting and giving up 51.6 points per game. Haynes has been a ball-hawk and the leads the team in steals (20). The point guard is also tops in assists (51) and is averaging 9.8 points per game.

Haynes was one of the best 3-point shooters in the country in the one year that he played for Lackawanna after transferring from SCF. Last season he was at USF, didn’t get the playing time he wanted and transferred.

Though he has made defense a priority this year, Haynes is still a point guard who can hurt teams with his long range shooting. The six-foot senior is second on the team with 17 treys.

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