MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College men’s basketball program and head coach Terry Sellers announced the signing of Tarrence Chatman Monday.
Chatman, a 6-foot-2 wing from Macon, Ga., played the previous two seasons at Waycross College. Waycross went 27-9 record this past season. They were the GCAA Conference Tournament Champs and qualified for the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kan.
“Tarrence is very similar to (current Bobcat) Jared Holmes,” revealed Sellers. “He is tough, hard-nosed and has the ability to be the best defender on our team. I believe he can guard our opponent’s best player. He is a great fit here at GC, both athletically and academically.”
Chatman, who started every game for Waycross this season, averaged 6.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.3 steals per game. He led the Swamp Foxes in three-point shooting percentage with 45.8 percent (27-59).
The Bobcats are fresh off a 16-10 season in 2010-11, finishing third in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC). The Bobcats lose two seniors, including starting center Reece Wiedeman, who was named Second Team All-PBC and starting forward Josh Hurst, who earned a spot on the PBC All-Academic Team three years in a row.
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