Sunday, June 1, 2003
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State men's basketball coach Cy Alexander has announced that post player Rod Flowers is transferring to the Tigers from the University of Cincinnati. Flowers will be eligible for play in the 2004-05 season at TSU in accordance to NCAA regulations. Flowers, a 6-8, 235-pound athlete from Huntsville, Ala., played three seasons for the Bearcats. He was one of three players who alternated at the center spot this past season. He made four starts and saw the second-most playing time of the trio at the position. ?Rod is going to bring maturity, mental, and physical toughness to our interior game,? said Alexander. ?I am also very impressed that is going to be able to obtain his college degree in three years.? Flowers, regarded as a student of the game, made solid strides in his three years at Cincinnati. He made four starts this season, averaging 3.1 points a game. He scored 10 points in a win over in-state rival Dayton and helped spark the team by scoring nine points in a 53-52 late-season win over East Carolina. He also had seven rebounds on two occasions in games against Tennessee Tech and Tulane. He signed with UC after an outstanding high school career at Butler High School in Huntsville, Ala. Flowers was named Alabama Class 6A Player of the Year following his senior season. He averaged 22.1 points, 14.2 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks a game. Flowers was Metro Huntsville Player of the Year and played in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game. Flowers will have one season of eligibility remaining with the Tigers. Rod will graduate with a degree in social sciences at Cincinnati in August and will enroll as a graduate student at Tennessee State. ###