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Specks named All-SWAC team member

(Charles A. Smith/University Communications)The Southwestern Athletic Conference released its 2017 All-Conference Men’s Basketball teams on March 6 and Jackson State University standout Yettra Specks was named to the league’s second team.

Specks had an outstanding season during his senior campaign.

Specks finished the regular season ranked 14th in the nation in minutes played (36.6 mpg).  He finished the regular season as the seventh leading scorer in the league (14.7 ppg), as well as ranking eighth in the conference in assists (2.7 apg). He also finished second in the SWAC in free throw percentage (.853), 15th in steals (1.2 spg) and fourth in three-pointers made (2.2 per game). He scored a career high 32 points vs. Prairie View A&M and had seven games when he scored 20 points or more.

Next Up for JSU

The No. 6 ranked Tigers will travel to Baton Rouge, La. to face the No. 3 seeded Southern Jaguars in the opening round of the SWAC Basketball Tournament. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices for the opening round game are as follows: $15-General Admission (Blue seats – Section U), $20-Reserved Gold Seats, $10-Discounted Student ticket (With Valid ID) – 1 ticket per Student ID. For more information on tickets call the Southern Tickets Box Office at 225-771-3171