|High School:||Benedictine Military School|
Played eight minutes and had two rebounds in his debut (and season opener) versus Oglethorpe (11/12) ... Scored first Mercer career points at Florida State (11/23), a dunk with 52 seconds left in the game ... Got first collegiate block at ETSU (1/31) ... First college steal versus Campbell (2/5).
A graduate of Benedictine Military School (2010) ... Prep coaches were Tommy Cannon and Jason Helton ... Earned three varsity letters ... As a senior, was first team all-region and second team all-city ... As a senior, averaged 6.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game ... Set a state record for blocks in a single game with 18 ... Team won the regional title and made it to the state’s “Sweet 16” in the playoffs ... Also participated in baseball and cross country at BMS ... Was an Honor Roll student all four years and a member of the National Honor Society ... Played AAU club basketball for the Atlanta Allstars (coached by Ben Miller), where team earned a top-25 national finish.
Son of James and Amy Coursey ... Born 5/11/92 in Savannah, Ga. ... Has one sister and one brother, both older and who are twins ... Brother (Stephen) and sister (Anna) also both attend Mercer currently ... Anna is a member of the Bears' volleyball team ... Other schools who recruited him include Jacksonville, Murray State, Colgate, Harvard, as well as all of the U.S. service academies ... Cites the MU coaching staff and facilities as what attracted him to Mercer ... Favorite athlete is Dwight Howard ... Likes to have pasta for a pre-game meal ... A biology (pre-med) major ... Wants to become a doctor.