TBC Eagles head basketball coach John D. Jones is well-engrossed in the 2018 recruiting season, and he has added a young 6’4″ guard from Georgia who has won multiple Player of the Year awards from his high-school days. Please welcome one of the newest Eagles, Mr. Ross Freeman.
Ross Freeman — Guyton, GA
Ross is a graduate of South Effingham High School in Guyton, Georgia. He played one year on JV as a freshman and three years on varsity beginning in 10th grade under head coach James Finlen. Ross is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim and Arlene Freeman.
Ross earned his team’s Offensive Player of the Year award in his first season, and as a senior, he won the South Effingham Player of the Year honor in addition to landing on the 2nd Team All-Region roster. Ross averaged 12.3 points per game, 3.5 assists per game, and 6.2 rebounds per game in his high-school career. See highlights of Ross on his personal page on MaxPreps.
Ross also played AAU basketball from middle school through his sophomore year in high school. In addition, he was a wide receiver on the SEHS Mustangs football team and finished his senior year in the Top 10 in total yards in school history.
When asked why he chose Trinity Baptist College, Ross explained that it felt like the right place to continue his playing career. “I chose Trinity because the program fits my play style well, and I enjoyed speaking with Coach Jones about the team’s winning history,” he stated. “I like the atmosphere, and I’ve always wanted to live in Florida. I couldn’t think of a better place than Jacksonville.”
Ross is currently undecided on his post-college plans, but he has interests to possibly pursue in education and athletics: “I feel as though I would enjoy teaching biology and coaching.” His favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11, which says, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
“I am looking forward to joining the TBC Family!” says the new Eagle, and the TBC family is happy to welcome him in.