Charger Lloyd is among TN elite
Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 12:02 am
By: Mike Hutchens, Press Sports
Add ‘All-State’ to Jacob Lloyd’s high school resume.
The high-scoring West-view guard who recently committed to Jackson State Community College has been named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Class 2A All-State team.
Lloyd averaged 19 points, five rebounds and four assists per game while leading the Chargers to 24 victories, the District 13AA Tournament championship and a regional tourney berth.
He and Liberty guard Kendall Anthony — a Mr. Basketball finalist and the state tournament MVP after leading the Crusaders to the double-A championship — were the only two rural West Tennessee players to be named to the 17-player glitter unit.
“Well-deserved,” Westview coach J.B. Suiter said, when informed of Lloyd’s status as an all-stater. “Of all the good players on the good teams I saw this year — including the Libertys, the Bolivars — I thought Jacob was as good as anyone in that group.
“His skill set and the mentality he has make him what I envision when I think of all-state players. He was our go-to guy in the clutch or the final minutes, and that’s another characteristic of what I believe all-staters should be.”
Lloyd scored more than 1,900 career points while starting all four seasons during his Westview prep career.
He set a single-game school record with a 52-point outburst vs. Haywood his senior season at Westview.
The six-foot combo-guard was a multiple-time all-district selection as a Charger.
With Lloyd taking on a leadership role as a senior, the Westview boys’ basketball team finished with a 24-9 worksheet.
He also was chosen to play in the third annual TACA/BCAT All Star game in Murfreesboro in March and was the second-leading scorer on his West team that won 133-121.
Lloyd will join his brother, Davell, at Jackson State.