In preparation for his first official appearance at the Clayton State Homecoming Pep Rally on Friday, Feb. 17, the University’s new Loch has been making the rounds on campus.
To remind Laker fans of both his official personal appearance, and the importance of attending both the Pep Rally and the Homecoming doubleheader against Columbus State on Saturday, Loch stopped by the Athletics & Fitness Center for basketball practice yesterday, taking the court against both Laker teams. Although he did lose the ball a couple of times under pressure from Tanisha Woodard and Drameka Griggs (a not-uncommon problem – the Lakers have forced 646 turnovers so far this year), and had trouble stopping Teondre Williams’ jumper (he is averaging 19 points a game, after all), Loch did show some good moves to the basket and the ability to play above the rim (see photo.)
Loch will make his first official appearance on Friday, Feb. 17, at the Homecoming Pep Rally, which will be held starting at noon in the Commons area of the James M. Baker University Center. Clayton State students Jamie Taylor and Edward Parks will emcee the Pep Rally, which will also feature the Homecoming Court and the basketball teams. Interested parties will even be able to have a photo op with Loch (don’t worry, he’s friendly.) The Clayton State cheerleaders will be on hand, and refreshments will be served.
The Homecoming doubleheader starts at 5:30 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 18, when Coach Dennis Cox’ fourth-ranked team takes on Columbus State. The men’s game against Columbus State will follow, starting at approximately 7:30 p.m