Andrey Semenov Will Return For 6th Year
Andrey Semenov announced via twitter today that he has been granted a 6th year of eligibility and will return to play next season. He had already used a medical redshirt for the 2009-2010 season in which he missed all but 5 games due to back problems. Because Andrey only played in 6 of 36 JMU games this year however, he was eligible to apply for an additional medical redshirt. It was approved so now he’s back. And that is very good news.
Semenov will be the lone senior in the regular rotation next year. At this point the Andre Nation, Ron Curry, Taylor Bessick, and Charles Cooke are projected to join Semenov in the starting lineup. All four are talented players, but they’ll only be sophomores. Semenov will add some experience and a deft shooting touch to the lineup. In his last full season, he shot 40% from three point range, which was second best in the CAA. His long range shooting should stretch the defense and open up opportunities for the other guys to slash to the basket. And with a supposedly talented recruiting class on the way, JMU could be well positioned to defend its CAA crown.