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Southlake's Brett Jolly Transfers to UAFS to Continue Basketball Career

Aug 02, 2016 10:48PM ● By Kevin

Southlake native Brett Jolly. Photo courtesy of Saint Louis University Athletics.

Photo courtesy of
Saint Louis University
Athletics.

Men's basketball forward and former Carroll Dragon Brett Jolly recently transferred from Saint Louis University to continue his career at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, according to an announcement by head coach Josh Newman at the end of June.

Jolly, a 6-feet-9, enters his junior year after appearing in 48 games as an underclassman at SLU. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining. Newman said the addition of Jolly will help fill the void left by two important graduating seniors.

This past season, Jolly started in one game out of his 18 appearances, and averaged 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds per game while averaging almost nine minutes per game. As a freshman, Jolly played in 30 games, including two starts, and averaged 1.9 points and one rebound per game, according to the announcement made by UAFS. "He was tied for second on the team with 12 blocked shots and also had six steals," the story continued.

"Brett is a skilled forward who will be able to score inside as well as outside," Newman said, as reported in the announcement. "More impressive than his offensive skill level is his competitiveness. I believe Brett will add toughness and a defensive mindset that we haven't had in a while."

Jolly's 10-point, season-high scoring efforts were registered once per season over the course of his two-year collegiate career. Prior to college, Jolly played at Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., shortly after graduating from Carroll High School. He averaged 8.3 points and 5.7 rebounds as a Dragon senior. He also played AAU basketball for the Dallas Seawolves. As he changes schools, Jolly will also change numbers from No. 14 to No. 5.