AIKEN, S.C. – It’s been quite a career for Georgia College men’s basketball senior forward Reece Wiedeman (Suwanee, Ga.) all the way from redshirted walk-on to an All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Second Team selection. Wiedeman was named to the second team at Friday night’s conference awards banquet.
Wiedeman won’t blow you away with sheer numbers. His 12.0 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per contest overall are boosted slightly to 12.9 and 5.6 in PBC contests. Where Wiedeman made his mark this season is coming to play in some of the more important games of the year for Bobcat men’s basketball.
On the biggest stage, when GC took on the then-No. 7 and eventual PBC Champion Augusta State University squad, Wiedeman dominated the front line of the Jaguars, posting 25 points and eight rebounds to lead the Bobcats to a stunning 73-69 upset.
In the midst of the Bobcats’ six-game win streak that solidified GC in the PBC playoff picture, Wiedeman had double-digit scoring in five of the six, including the ASU gem and a 23-point, 10-rebound double-double against Columbus State University for Homecoming.
All-time, the Bobcats have now put 27 players on the All-PBC list. The last Bobcat post player to bring home the honor was Aaron Clark in 2008. GC has now put at least one player on the postseason conference honors list for six straight seasons.
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