UNO Men’s Basketball signs wing Jeremiah Talton
NEW ORLEANS – Privateers head Coach Mark Slessinger announced the first addition to the 2022-2023 basketball squad this afternoon with the signing of Jeremiah Talton.
A 6-5 shooting wing hailing from Quincy, Ill., Talton played 96 times for Quincy High School as a four-year letterman and finished his career after knocking down 44.3% of his shots, including 277-of-495 (38.0%) from beyond the three-point line. He also pulled down 520 rebounds, dished out 96 assists, blocked 80 shots, and collected 123 steals in his high school career. He finished his time as a Blue Devil with 1,455 career points – a 15.2 points per game average.
Jeremiah was named Big Six Conference Player of the Year this season, and first-team All-State by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. His 104 made three-point baskets this year, and 229 made triples during his prep career were both school records. Active on both sides of the floor, Talton also set Blue Devil records for charges taken in a season (33) this year, and in a career (81).
He plans to enroll in school this summer and will have five years of eligibility to play four seasons.
HEAD COACH MARK SLESSINGER
“We are so pleased to add Jeremiah to our program. He comes from an outstanding and historic high school program in Quincy, Illinois and was coached by a great High School basketball coach in Andy Douglas.”
“Jeremiah’s shooting ability will be a great addition to our team, but we are equally excited about his defensive instincts and winning mentality.”
ANDY DOUGLAS (Quincy High School Basketball Coach)
“Jeremiah is a great basketball player and has a great mind for the game. As good as he is on the court, he’s an even better young man off it. New Orleans is getting an all-around great person in JT. I’m excited to watch him grow in his role there.”
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