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Motlow's Rashawn Fredericks representing his home country on national team

Aug. 17, 2017

Motlow State men's basketball standout Rashawn Fredericks has been enjoying a productive summer as a member of the Virgin Islands national team. Fredericks helped lead the Bucks to the TCCAA/Region VII championship last year as a freshmen and is slated to return to Motlow for his sophomore campaign.

Fredericks is not the only Motlow connection on the Virgin Islands team, being joined by former Buck and current Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle Stephaun Adams, who was a member of the 2015-16 Bucks.

"It means a lot and it is truly a blessing to be able to play and travel and represent my home country," said Fredericks. "Not many people from where I come from have the opportunity to experience something like this. It's exciting to be a part of a team featuring the best players from the Virgin Islands."

Originally from the Virgin Islands, Fredericks has been racking up accolades since he set foot in the United State. As a standout junior for Chamberlain High School in Tampa, he was named the player of the year in his school's classification for the entire state of Florida.

As a freshman last season at Motlow, he averaged 13 points and 10 rebounds in helping lead the Bucks to a 30-6 overall record, the conference championship, and a final eight appearance at the NJCAA national tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas. Fredericks was named the TCCAA Freshman of the Year and was selected to the all-conference and all-tournament first team.

The Virgin Islands national team began training on Aug. 9, and their schedule includes games against college teams such as Vanderbilt and James Madison University as well as national teams like Uruguay. Fredericks' time with the team will end with a trip to Argentina to play Americup on Aug. 27.

Fredericks is one of seven members of last year's Motlow championship team scheduled to return for their sophomore season. Motlow begins fall classes on Aug. 28 and junior college basketball teams begin official practice on Oct. 1.

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Motlow's Rashawn Fredericks (32) goes hard to the rim during the Bucks' 78-59 win over Coffeyville Community College in the first round of the NJCAA national tournament last year in Hutchinson, Kansas. Fredericks, along with All-American point guard Javion Hamlet (3), leads a group of seven returning sophomores for Motlow.