Jessie Pernell - 2012
2011-12 (Freshman) - Played in 29 games with 14.5 minutes per game, the highest total among the 2011-12 freshman class ... Set a career high with 10 points in the home win over UNCG (2-18) ... Also set career mark in rebounding with six boards ... Scored 81 total points (2.8 ppg) with 17 assists as a freshman ... Totalled 49 rebounds (44 on defensive glass) to post a 1.7 rebounds per game average ... Made 13 steals and was 13-for-39 (35.9%) from beyond the arc.
HIGH SCHOOL - Three-year letter winner at North Augusta High School for head coach Al Young ... Team captain as a junior and senior ... named All-Region as a junior and senior, posting a 30-point game with four three-pointers ... Performed in the classroom as well, making the All-A Honor Roll ... Earned three letters in Football at North Augusta, earning All-Region honors playing at Wide Receiver and in the defensive secondary ... Rated as a two-star recruit by ESPN.com and was the 121st ranked Point Guard for the Class of 2011.
PERSONAL - Full name is Renard Jessie Pernell ... Born September 28, 1992, in Blackville, S.C. ... Son of Rita and Ronnie Pernell ... Plans to major in Sport Management ... Moment in history most wanted to see was Michael Jordan’s “shot” against Utah ... Wears number one because that is always what he strives to be ... Favorite place on campus is his room ... People would be surprised to know that he makes great ham and cheese sandwiches ... Favorite sports figure is Kobe Bryant ... Favorite professional team is the L.A. Lakers ... Favorite ice cream is strawberry ... Favorite musical artist is J. Cole ... Favorite TV show is Dragonball Z ... Favorite movie is Above the Rim ... Favorite announcer is Charles Barkley ... Majoring in sport management.