Peachtree Ridge’s Grant Signs with Georgia College

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College & State University men’s basketball program and head coach Terry Sellers announced the signing of Jordan Grant Tuesday.

Jordan played at Peachtree Ridge High School (21-8 overall, 12-3 region) under head coach Keith Arrington in one of the best basketball regions in the state of Georgia (7-AAAAA). He averaged 12 points and five rebounds per contest and was named second team all-region.

“Jordan is a 6-foot-4 wing with a lot of potential,” said Sellers. “He had a good senior year at Peachtree Ridge and we believe his best basketball is ahead of him. Jordan is a good perimeter shooter with a nice frame. We are very happy he has chosen to continue his career here at Georgia College.”

“We have strong recruiting ties in Gwinnett County,” added GCSU assistant coach Mark Gainous. “We have signed some outstanding young men from Gwinnett the past few years. Aaron Clark from Collins Hill, Ty Rowland from Parkview, Andre Mikell from Shiloh, Reece Wiedeman from Greater Atlanta Christian, and Nate Hamilton from Brookwood. These guys play against the top competition in Georgia and play for some of the best coaches in our state. Hopefully, we will be able to continue to successfully recruit in Gwinnett and other areas of Atlanta.”

The Bobcats are fresh off a 22-6 season in 2009-10, winning the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) West Division title. Georgia College has now made back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1999-2000 and picked up its fourth 20-win season in the past five years.  The Bobcats were ranked as high as No. 14 in the NABC National Rankings. Georgia College loses five Seniors including Graham Martin who was named first team all-conference and Ty Rowland who was a third team all-conference selection.

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