MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College & State University men's basketball program and head coach Terry Sellers has announced the signing of Trent Fildes.
Fildes comes to Milledgeville from Miles Community College in Miles City, Mont. where he joins former teammate and current Bobcat Jake Rios (Bozeman, Mont.). Fildes is originally from Adelaide, Australia where he played at Unley High School. In Australia, Trent competed on the South Australian State Under-20 Team (2007).
Fildes averaged 15 points and 6.9 rebounds per game at Miles this past season. He was named First team All-Mon-Dak Conference. Trent made 134-of-249 (.538) field goal attempts and 24-for-70 (.343) three point field goal attempts this season. He also shot 82.8 percent (111-134) from the free throw line. Miles went 19-11 this past season.
"Trent is a 6-foot-5 skilled forward that can play both the small forward and power forward position," said Sellers. "We really like his versatility and his overall shooting ability. Trent can knock down the perimeter jump shot with consistency and will help our team on the boards. We are very excited he has chosen to continue his career here at GCSU."
The Bobcats are fresh off a 22-7 season in 2008-2009. GCSU made a trip back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006 and had its third 20-win season in the past four years. The Bobcats lose a trio of seniors including Shaun Keaton (2006-09) who was named first team all-conference and First Team National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)/NCAA All-Southeast Region.
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