In the game of basketball, team’s play to their strengths. For the No. 1 ranked South Plains College Texans, it’s the 3-ball. The Texans average 28.7 3-point shots per game.
"You know, you want to try to play to your strengths, and our strengths are from behind the 3-point arc," said SPC head basketball coach Steve Green.
In that category, the Texans are led by their leading scorer and future Red Raider, Jordan Brangers.
"I knew I was going to hit shots, but I didn’t think I was going to hit. Well know, it’s 130 of them," said sophomore shooting guard Jordan Brangers.
Heading into the season, Marshall Henderson had the 3-point record for the most 3’s made in a season by a Texan. With a 128, now that was through 36-games. Jordan Brangers broke that record with 130, in 28 games.
"It goes back to the summer, all of those countless hours in the gym. You know, getting a lot of shots up. I really want to thank coach Green, you know giving me the freedom to shoot open shots," Brangers said.
So, after making all of those 3-pointers, does Brangers have the green light to shoot whenever he wants?
"I guess you would have to say so," Head coach Steve Green says. "You know, he is a really good shooter from a long way out. Jordan is being rewarded for the fact that I coached one a lot like him, 4 years earlier. Marshall taught me a lot of things about offense, and Jordan has taken it and expanded on it."
Now even though Jordan broke the 3-point record he says, he and the team have higher goals for the season.
"(28-0) is a big accomplishment already, but coach Green preaches to us every day in practice that we want to be (35-0). Just like the 2012 team, but he says we have a chance to be better," sophomore shooting guard Jordan Brangers said.
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