SFA Basketballer Makes Defensive Play of the Year in Nacogdoches
For the past 25 years or so, I have had the privilege of being the public address announcer for SFA football and basketball teams. During those years, I've witnessed a lot of great games and quite a few amazing individual efforts.
This past football season, I watched an improbable finish to an SFA game that ended with a game-winning 51-yard field goal by Nacogdoches native Chris Campos.
Not to pick on Abilene Christian, but I was also courtside a few years ago at the William R. Johnson Coliseum when the men's basketball team when from having a 98.2% chance of losing in the final 30 seconds to pulling out the win.
It was nearly 10 years ago when Jacob Parker stole a pass in the final few seconds of a game with rival Northwestern State and then jammed home the game-winning basket.
I've seen many other jaw-dropping plays, but I don't think a defensive effort has ever caught my attention as the one I saw Wednesday night. The Lumberjacks were hosting the New Mexico State, and the Aggies were about to trim SFA's lead to 7 points.
Quaye Jordan was on a breakaway and looking to slam down a dunk, but Jaylin Jackson-Posey for the 'Jacks hustled downcourt and stuffed the dunk attempt.
SFA won the game 69-60 to move to 3-0 in Western Athletic Conference Play.