Memorial athletes in action: College basketball
The following men's basketball players, all with Memorial high school ties, have scheduled action this week:
Jeremy King, Loyola University (Illinois)
High school: St. Thomas High
This week: Saturday, Nov. 24, at Northern Illinois University
About King: King is a freshman center for Loyola University (Illinois). He is a 2012 graduate of St. Thomas High School in Houston, where he was a three-time team defensive most valuable player and collected all-district and district defensive MVP honors for the 2011-12 season. He was ranked as the No. 24 player in Houston by rcssports.com. King is from Houston.
Trent Rogers, Tulane University
Position: Point Guard
High school: Strake Jesuit High
This week: Saturday, Nov. 24, versus Southern University
About Rogers: Rogers played at Strake Jesuit in 2004-2008, lettering all four years. He was an All-District performer three times for coach Wayne Jones. He was ranked as the 17th-best player in Texas' 2008 Class by TexasHoops.com. He was also named to the Houston Chronicle All-City Second-Team and earned All-District honors. He is the son of Gail and William Rogers.
Chris Hagan, Midwestern State University
High School: pring Westfield High
This week: Saturday, Nov. 24, at Ouachita Baptist University
About Hagan: Hagan played at Westfield in 2002-2006, lettering three years for coach Larry Brown. He also earned All-State honors and was named District Defensive player of the year; both as a junior and senior. He is the son of Kenneth and Ingrid Hagan.
Michael Moss, Houston Baptist University
High School: Westside High School
This week:Saturday, Nov. 24, versus Eastern Illinois University
About Moss: Moss played for St. Edward's in 2004-2007 where he was named Second Team All-District his senior year in 2006-2007. He also played for coach Keith White in AAU basketball with the Houston Hoopstars. Majoring in business and marketing, he is the son of James Moss and Eric and Sherrelle Briggs.
Devon Turk, Loyola University (Illinois)
High School: Westbury Christian High
This week:Saturday, Nov. 24, at Northern Illinois University
About Turk: Devon Turk is a freshman guard for Loyola University. He is a 2012 graduate of Westbury Christian High School in Houston where he was considered one of the top shooters from the Houston area.
Austin Claunch, Emory University
High School: Strake Jesuit High
Saturday, Nov. 24, at LaGrange College
Sunday, Nov. 25, at Maryville College (Tennessee)
About Claunch: Claunch played at Strake Jesuit for coach Wayne Jones in 2004-2008, lettering three years. As team captain in 2006-2007 and 2007-2008, Claunch received All-District honors and Strake Jesuit's Kenneth McGregor Award. He also earned a spot on the Class 5A All-Academic Basketball team. Claunch is the son of Jim and Amy Claunch.
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