Hounds add three JC players

Freedom New Mexico

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has added three more players to its 2009-10 arsenal, all from Tyler Junior College in Texas.

Reggie Nelson, Alan Branch and Tyler Jefferson helped lead the Apaches to a 24-6 record and a Region XIV semifinal berth in 2009.

Nelson, a 6-foot-1 guard, averaged 20.5 points during the Region XIV tournament while the 6-foot-6 Jefferson averaged 11.8 points and 6.3 rebounds at forward.

Branch, a 6-foot-4 swingman, handled guard and forward responsibilities for the Apaches, who went 49-10 with the trio over the last two seasons.

All three will be juniors for the Greyhounds, who are entering their first season under Andrew Helton.

Helton signed Jordan Romero of St. Michael’s earlier this week.

ENMU finished 4-23 this season.