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#53 Jeremy Saffore
Position: Center
Height: 7'1"
Weight: 225
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.
High School: Hillwood
Major: Criminal Justice
Experience: 3 Letters
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  • Completed his career with three SoCon North rings and a trip to the 2009 NCAA Tournament.
  • Started 58 of his 114 appearances.
  • Tallest player in school history.

2010-11
Played in all 32 games starting 26...first start of the season was at Marshall responding with eight points and seven rebounds in 23 minutes scoring the Mocs' final four points in the one-point win...also had a season-high seven boards at home against Western Carolina and Reinhardt and on the road at Furman...added a season-best 11 points at Furman...tied his career high of three blocks in just 11 minutes against Montreat...key And1 late in the second half helped key the Mocs win over College of Charleston.

2009-10
Started 30 of his 33 games played...set new career highs in every statistical category...led the team in blocks with 29...opened with career highs of 15 points, 13 rebounds (10 offensive) and two assists in the season opening win over Virginia Intermont...career high 31 minutes at Jacksonville State...12 points in the win over Long Island....career high three blocks in win over Davidson...shot 57.7 percent from the floor.

2008-09
Played in 33 of 35 games while starting one...set career highs in points (8), rebounds (7) and minutes played (23) against Tennessee Temple...made his second career start in home win over Furman...career high of two blocks in home win over UNCG...tied high of one assist vs. Tennessee and Furman...four points in six minutes in SoCon Tournament win over Elon.

2007-08
Played in 15 games, starting one...shot 55 percent from the field in averaging 1.5 points per game...garnered first career start in win at The Citadel scoring four points in 13 minutes of play...came off the bench to score six points, grab three rebounds and block one shot in 11 minutes of action against Covenant.

2006-07
Medical redshirt with a shoulder injury after playing in one game.

Hillwood High School
Averaged 12.3 points and 9.8 rebounds per game for the Hilltoppers...All-District and All-Region...named team MVP for his efforts...played at the U17 SEAAU Tennessee State Championships with the Midstate Ballerz Elite...rated a three-star prospect by scouts.com...coached at Hillwood by the late Winston Gamble...did not play basketball until the eighth grade...also earned three letters in bowling...holds the school record with a high game of 254 and was the team MVP his senior year.

Personal
Nicknamed "Footer"...born May 25, 1988 in Omaha, Neb....son of Linda Brown-Saffore and Horace Saffore...Fall 2009 Honor Roll student...tallest player in school history...majoring in Criminal Justice.

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