SOU basketball player visits sports chat

Southern Oregon University basketball standout Josi McDermott will be the guest Friday when the Mail Tribune's live, unscripted and interactive sports chat returns for a festive 77th week.

McDermott will speak with Mail Tribune sports reporter Dan Jones at noon on Facebook. Log on to the show at www.facebook.com/mtsportschat to watch and participate. Jones and McDermott will take questions and comments live. You can call us during the show at 541-776-4499, email us at djones@mailtribune.com or post your questions on the Sports Chat wall.

McDermott, a former Ashland High star, is averaging a team-best 13.4 points per game for the undefeated Raiders.

The senior guard has also averaged six rebounds for Southern Oregon (8-0), which hosts Cal Maritime (2-3) at 5:30 p.m. Friday as part of the Flagship Inn Classic. The SOU men will also host contests.

Prior to joining the Raiders, McDermott played at the University of Utah. Her father Brian is the SOU men's basketball coach and her brother Josh played for the Raiders.

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