Trinity basketball loses McCoy

Published 12:03 am Sunday, January 4, 2015

Tommy McCoy, one of Trinity Episcopal Day School’s key basketball players, is no longer with the team, according to head coach Zach Rogel.

“It is a personal matter,” said Rogel, declining to discuss the situation further.

McCoy averaged 23.8 points per game last season for the Saints, which ranked 10th in Mississippi, and was a leading scoring option for the team again this season.

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Rogel said he will be looking to a lot of other players to step in and fill the void left.

“A handful of guys will have to step up,” he said. “Cade Wells will have to get to the basket more, Demond Fleming will be another and we’ll look to move Jakarius Caston into getting some more minutes. Anybody out there on the floor, we expect to put up points if their number is called.

Rogel said he wasn’t sure if McCoy would stay enrolled at Trinity.

“I think he is laying his options out,” Rogel said. “I plan on meeting with (Head of School Les) Hegwood about it Monday.”

McCoy was selected as The Natchez Democrat’s 2013 All-Metro Player of the Year.