GC Basketball’s Aquino Named All-PBC First Team

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) announced the 2011-12 All-PBC Men’s Basketball Teams Tuesday, with Georgia College’s (17-9) senior forward Ryan Aquino (Roswell, Ga.) taking a spot on the first team.

The only player in the league averaging a double-double with 17.7 points and 10.6 rebounds per contest, Aquino has made the most of his senior season, posting a mind-blowing 16 double-doubles and eight 20-plus scoring contests.

He ranks fifth in the PBC in scoring and tops in rebounds, his rebounding total also ranking eighth in all of NCAA Division II. His double-double numbers are good for fourth in Division II as well.

All-time, GC men’s basketball has now put 28 student-athletes on the all-conference list. The last time the Bobcats had a first team selection was Graham Martin in 2010. GC has now put players on this list for seven straight seasons.

The Bobcats are back in action Friday, March 2 at 3 p.m. taking on Augusta State University in the PBC Tournament Quarterfinals in Columbus, Ga.

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