Sky is the limit


Brad Stout | The Chart

Senior guard Taevaunn Prince is from Ontario, Canada and came to Southern from South Dakota State in the 2013-2014 season. Last season Prince appeared in all 31 games for the Lions starting in 30 games. He averaged 16.5 ppg, 7.2 rpg,  while playing 29 minutes a game.

“I do not want to fail. I can’t lose!” says senior guard Taevaunn Prince.

Prince came to Southern with a plan to use his many talents to dominate the court. He says he owes all of his success to his supportive mother, father and his mentor in Toronto, Ont.

Prince was a 2010 McDonald’s All-American nominee, including an All-Conference honorable mention at St. Mary’s Ryken High School. In the 2013-2014 season, Prince entered the pride lands redshirting, and after working on his technique, he appeared in all 31 games in the season of 2014-2015.

Prince had 30 starts, averaging 29 minutes per game. He averages 16.5 points a game. Prince also had 224 rebounds total. He added 34 assists, one block and 17 steals on the season. Prince was also nominated MVP for the past season.

He believes this is just the beginning for him.

This 6-foot-3 senior has survived adversity, and he doesn’t plan to stop there.

“If I play bad as an individual, only I can control what I do to get better,” said Prince. “I hold myself accountable.”

Prince said his head coach Jeff Boschee and former head coach Robert Corn believed in him from the beginning of his career at Southern.

“Jeff Boschee believed in my ability and what I can do with the ball,” he said.

Boschee was no rookie to the game, having played at a Division I university and professionally overseas. Prince knew Boschee would lead him into the right path to success.

“He says up to this day I can’t be stopped!” Prince said, adding that not only does Coach Boschee believe in him, he believes in Boschee.

This Toronto, Can., native has a promising and dominant future. He knows the sky is the limit. He is determined to achieve all of his goals and make a name for himself. He would love to play for his home team, the Toronto Raptors, but any professional team would make him happy.

Make no mistake, this substantial senior is humble at what life has brought him, ready to embark this new journey ahead of him.

Graduating in the spring semester of May 2016, Prince understands this will be his last season as a Lion, and he plans to leave all of his hard work and dedication on the court. In the next five years Prince plans to play professional ball, but he says he will continue to be humble and take everything day by day.