Behind a 25-point night from Ravern Johnson and 23-point night from Kodi Augustus, the Mississippi State men's basketball team posted an impressive 88-78 win over Arkansas in Southeastern Conference action Wednesday night at Bud Walton Arena. [details]
2009 (Junior): Britt is one of four returning guards who lettered last season and he will once again be heavily involved in the backcourt rotation. A good ball handler, he had the best assist-to-turnover ratio on the team last year (+2.6) while improving his scoring average from 0.8 points to 3.7, his field goal percentage from 22 to 47 percent and his three-point percentage from 13 to 50 percent.
2008 (Sophomore): Britt played in all 30 games with eight starts, including starting the final four games of the year. He averaged 3.7 points, 1.2 assists and 1.1 steals. He shot 47.1 percent from the floor (40-85), 50 percent on threes (15-30) and 85 percent at the line (17-20). Britt, along with Courtney Fortson and Rotnei Clarke, were the only players on the team with more assists (36) than turnovers (14) and his 2.6 ratio was the team's best. In conference play, he averaged 3.1 points, shot 43.9 percent from the field (18-41), 46.2 percent on threes (6-13) and 88.9 percent at the line (8-9). He averaged 1.1 assists with a 3.0 assist-to-turnover ratio (18-6).
In six December games, he made three starts, and averaged 5.8 points while shooting 61.9 percent from the floor (13-21) and 62.5 percent on threes (5-8). He was 10-of-10 on free throws in eight games in January. In four games in March, all starts, he averaged 6.0 points and 2.5 assists while shooting 45 percent overall (9-20) and 75 percent on threes (6-8). He shot 50 percent from the floor (11-22) in 10 road games.
He led the team in assists three times and was in double figures scoring twice.
He had five points and two steals in the opener against Southeastern Louisiana (11/14). Against Florida A&M (11/29), he had nine points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal in 24 minutes. He had eight points on 4-of-5 shooting and two rebounds against North Carolina Central (12/10). He made his first start of the year against Austin Peay (12/17), and had seven points and two rebounds in 20 minutes. He was 5-of-6 shooting, including 3-of-3 on threes, for 15 points along with four assists against Northwestern State (12/27). He had four steals against North Texas (1/3) in North Little Rock. He had four steals in the win over No. 7 Texas (1/6).
At Florida (1/17), he was 3-of-4 from the floor, finishing with nine points, two rebounds and three assists with no turnovers in 23 minutes. Against Alabama (1/29), he was 6-of-6 at the line, and had eight points and four rebounds.
He started against Kentucky (2/14). At South Carolina (2/21), he was 3-of-4 shooting, finishing with six points and three rebounds. He had three points, three rebounds and a team-high tying three assists at Alabama (2/25). He started against Georgia (3/1), and had three points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal. He started against Ole Miss (3/4), and had eight points, five assists and two steals with no turnovers. He started the final game of the year against Florida in the SEC Tournament (3/12), and made 4-of-8 shots to finish with 10 points and a team-high tying three assists.
2007 (Freshman): With the switch from a half-court style to more full-court, the Razorbacks needed additional ball-handlers and Britt was a regular in the rotation as a true freshman.
He averaged 0.8 points and 0.3 rebounds for the season while appearing in 27 games. He played just under six minutes per outing, and also had 11 assists and eight steals with only seven turnovers for the year.
He was 6-of-27 shooting (.222), including 2-of-15 on threes (.133). At the line, he was 8-of-9, 88.9 percent.
Britt started once, against Texas-San Antonio, and played 10 or more minutes eight times.
He had season highs of five points twice, two rebounds twice, two assists three times and five steals once.
Britt had 15 points and made 5-of-7 shots, including 5-of-6 threes, in the Red-White Game (10/26). He had four assists with no turnovers in the exhibition game against West Florida (11/2). He scored the first points of his career on a driving jumper in the lane against Delaware State (11/24).
In the win over Oral Roberts (12/1), he played 15 minutes and had a steal. He had two points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals with no turnovers in 15 minutes against Missouri State (12/3). Against Northwestern State (12/19), he made the first three of his career, and had four points and an assist.
He played 17 minutes against Appalachian State (12/22), and had five steals, two points, two rebounds and two assists with no turnovers.
He missed the Louisiana-Monroe game (12/29) with a sprained ankle. He returned for the next game against Baylor (1/5) and had five points, going 3-of-3 at the line. He had two points and an assist with no turnovers in 12 minutes against LSU (2/20).
In the NCAA Tournament loss to No. 1 North Carolina (3/23), he was 1-of-2 from the field and 2-of-2 at the line for five points in 12 minutes.
Playing in one exhibition game in Cancun over Labor Day weekend prior to the season, he had five points, two assists and a steal.
Personal: Born Feb. 27, 1988, his parents are Henry and Diana Lee. He is majoring in kinesiology.
High School: At Forrest City High School, he averaged 18.0 points, 5.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds as a senior for head coach Dwight Lofton. A three-time all-state selection, he was first-team All-Arkansas, all-state, all-conference and named to the Class 6A all-tournament team as a senior. Named the state’s sophomore of the year by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, he averaged 18.5 points as a junior.
As a senior, he led the Mustangs to a 26-3 finish, the Class 6A East Conference title and into the state finals where the Mustangs fell to Jonesboro, 83-72. He had 27 points and made six threes in the championship game. In the 70-65 semifinal victory over Little Rock Parkview, he scored 25 points.
Rated the No. 96 prospect in the nation by ’07 Hoops, he originally signed with Louisiana Tech during the early period, but was granted his release following a coaching change. Britt then signed with the Razorbacks after also considering South Florida and Colorado.