by Brian DeCandia, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College women’s basketball team and head coach Maurice Smith are pleased to announce the addition of Shanteona Keys for the 2011-12 season.
Keys, a native of Roswell, Ga. graduates from Roswell High School in the spring where she played for head coach Lesley Broadwell. She averaged 15 points and five rebounds per contest, and was third on the all-time scoring list at Roswell netting 1,343 points.
“Shanteona is an outstanding player who plays on both ends of the floor,” said Smith. “She can score in a variety of ways which makes her tough to guard. She brings a very competitive edge to our team that will make us better.”
Keys was a four-year starter and named to the All-Region 6AAAAA Team in 2010 and 2011. She was named to the North Fulton Neighbor All-North Fulton Team in 2010 and 2011 along with the Roswell Beacon All-North Fulton Team in 2010.
Keys aided Roswell to two Region 6AAAAA championships in 2009 and 2011. They have gone to the state playoffs in three consecutive seasons, including one trip to the Elite Eight in 2011. The team finished 22-8 this past season.
The Bobcats finished 22-7 with an 11-6 PBC mark this past season. GC won the PBC Tournament Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007.
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