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Gentleman and a scholar; Centenary's Jonathan Blount

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Centenary senior Jonathan Blount is the last remaining basketball scholarship player for the Gents.  And yes, he may be the oldest player on the bench, he's also the team's most valuable.  Blount is averaging around 20 points per game this season, and just recently tied for the 14th on Centenary's all time career points list.  Head coach Adam Walsh has been with Blount since the beginning and says he's everything to the team right now.

"Jonathan's the returning Player of the Year in conference," says Walsh, "But he's continued to build on last year."  Knowing what to do and when to do it has been helpful to Blount and his teammates.

Blount is the only remaining scholarship players at Centenary's Division I days before it transitioned downed to Division III.  Blount, who was valedictorian of his class at Booker T. Washington High School, will graduate in May with three degrees, in Accounting, Economics and Finance.  "I've been here long enough," says Blount. "I might as well take advantage of it."

The Shreveport native made the short trek to Centenary and looking back over his time as a Gent, knows he made the right decision.  Blount's family has been able to watch every home game, which he appreciates, but Blount admits he wants to try to continue playing.  Knowing the NBA is not in his future, Blount would like to try to play overseas.  While that would take him far from home for the first time it would allow him to continue playing the game he loves.  Whether he makes it or not, when Blount's playing days are done, he has a lot more than memories to fall back on; he's got those three degrees which should serve him well.

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