Head coach Michael White and senior forward Michale Kyser addressed the media
Appleby led the team in scoring with 18 points
Six players scored in double figures
High School: Lettered for Madison Central, coached by Raheem Lockhart, who were ranked as high as No. 1 in the state by the Clarion Ledger ... Was named to the Clarion Ledger's "Dandy Dozen" which names the 12 best players state-wide ... Rated second best player in the state of Mississippi by the Mississippi Hoop Report ... Led the Jaguars to the Mississippi 6A North Tournament championship and a semifinal appearance where he posted a team-high 16 points against eventual champion Gulfport ... the Jaguars ended the season with a 28-4 overall record and were ranked as high as No. 1 in the state ... Earned first team all-state honors while averaging 20.9 points per game, shooting 52 percent from the field and 42 percent from beyond the arc ... Registered at least 20 points in 17 games ... Also averaged 8.8 rebounds per game, helping notch 15 double-doubles on the season, en route to also being named first team All-Metro ... Participated in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic where he recorded nine points and seven rebounds ... Earned all-state and all-district honors after averaging 12 points, four rebounds and five assists as a junior ... Shot 45 percent from three-point range ... Played alongside fellow Bulldog Joniah White to lead the Jaguars to a 25-9 record and the class 6A state championship ... Scored a team-high 15 points in the finals ... Played AAU for the Jackson Tigers.
Personal: Full name is Xavian Stapleton ... Son of Yulanda and Kevon Davis ... Born Jan. 24, 1996 in Flora, Miss. ... Chose Louisiana Tech over Middle Tennessee, Southern Miss, Florida Gulf Coast and Tulane.