Joyner's Joy

Future Razorback Terrance Joyner scores 69 points and dishes out 33 assists as Genesis One rolls unbeaten through a prep school jamboree.

University of Arkansas guard commit Terrance Joyner and Genesis One Christian Academy got a little basketball warm-up test this weekend and passed with flying colors.

Genesis went 4-0 in a prep school jamboree held on the Jackson State campus.

Joyner poured in 69 points and dished out 33 assists in the quartet of games.

"We had a lot of fun and really played well even though (fellow future Razorback) Andre (Clark) didn't play with us because he was resting his minor knee injury," Joyner said. "He just tweaked it a little bit in practice and will be ready to go when we play again on Thursday."

Before that, Joyner (6-2, 180) and Clark (6-10, 205) will sign their national letters-of-intent with the Razorbacks on Wednesday as the week-long early signing period opens.

They are expected to join 6-9, 215-pound forward Brandon Moore of New Orleans (La.) Holy Cross and The Patterson School point guard Courtney Fortson (5-11, 175) in doing so.

"I plan on doing it early Wednesday morning and getting it sent on in," Joyner said. "There have been a lot of schools trying to get me to change my mind since Courtney Fortson committed, but I am excited about playing for Arkansas."

Joyner was the happiest about having 17 points and 11 assists as Genesis One hammered IMG Academy 91-60.

"They have a big man named Kenny Kadji that is going to Florida," Joyner said. "But we got the game going up tempo the way we wanted to and we just really dominated," Joyner said.

Genesis One also took out God's Academy, Laurinburg and University Park during the weekend.

Genesis One has over 40 games scheduled against various other prep schools and some junior colleges.

"We're playing junior colleges like Chipola and Okaloosa-Walton," Joyneer said of two Florida-based juco powers. "We feel really confident about doing that."

Joyner is still hoping that he gets himself in academic shape to be able to make it to Arkansas.

"That's my big goal," Joyner said. "I'll just keep working in the classroom and hope I get things like they need to be."


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