14 - Patrick Hester
Patrick Hester
Height: 5-9
Weight: 166
Year: Junior
Hometown: Bentonville, Ark.
High School: Harding University
Position: Guard

In 2009-10: had a career season re-writing his records here at Southern…Hester netted 16 points with five field goals with three steals and one block at Washburn and hit a season high 71.4 percent from the field…sank eight free throws (100 percent ) against Arkansas-Ft. Smith…grabbed five boards against Washburn in Leggett & Platt and dished out four assists three times (vs. Emporia State, at Pittsburg State, and vs. Truman)…and played a season high 22 minutes against Truman.

In 2008-09: Appeared in 30 games last year with 2.1 ppg, 23 assists and 13 steals ... scored in double-figures with a career-best of 11 points to help the Lions to a 73-68 over Puerto-Rico - Rio Piedras ... flashed ability from long-range by hitting 8-of-15 shots from three-point distance.

At Harding: Sat out the season as a redshirt ... ran track and won the Rhodes Open/Harding Invitational in long jump and triple jump.

In high school: Earned three letters and started two seasons for the Bentonville Tigers ... scored 12 ppg and was an all-conference, all-tournament and all-region selection ... led team in assists and steals as a junior ... was selected as the Bentonville High "Mr. Tiger" in 2007 ... also competed in track, where he was an all-conference and all-state honoree and participated in the Arkansas "Meet of Champs" .

Personal: An international business major ... born March 4, 1989 in Magnolia, Ark. ... son of Derek and Katheryn Scott.