Bulldogs ink two transfers
LEBANON, Tenn. – With the TranSouth Championships on the horizon, Cumberland University head coach Lonnie Thompson has signed two junior college transfers for next year’s squad, inking Michael Sweat Jr. and Kyle Upton, Thompson announced Monday.
Sweat, a native of Gallatin, Tenn., spent the last two years at Columbia State Community College where he averaged 10.8 points and 7.1 rebounds in 26 contests. The 6-foot-7 forward has a career free throw percentage of 71 percent and made 25 shots from beyond the arc this year.
At Gallatin High School, Sweat played basketball three years and was named All-District and All-County for coach Bobby Luna. Sweat is the son of Kenlem and Antoinette Floyd.
Upton is coming to CU after two years at Walters State Community College where he averaged 7.4 points and 2.3 assists per outing, seeing action in 56 games.
The 6-0 guard was an All-District and All-Region selection at Antioch High School and was named third team All-State for coach Jim Nollner. Upton averaged 17.4 points, 4.3 assists and two steals per game, earned team MVP honors in back-to-back years. He is the son of Letitia Upton.
The Bulldogs (11-16) travel to rival Trevecca Nazarene University on Thursday night for a TranSouth Championships quarterfinal contest against the Trojans. CU split the regular season meeting with Trevecca, losing on the road and taking a 30-point victory at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center. The game is set to begin at 7 p.m.