MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. –The Georgia College & State University men’s basketball program and head coach Terry Sellers announced the signing of Jared Holmes Monday.
Holmes, originally from Indianapolis, comes to GCSU from Kankakee Community College (Kanakee, Ill.) where he played for head coach Joe Lightfoot. The Cavaliers went 29-5 this past season, winning the Region IV Div. I Championship and advancing to the District Finals. Jared shot 52 percent from the field and 79 percent from the free throw line.
“Jared reminds us of a former Bobcat, Ken Kemp (2005-09),” revealed Sellers. “He is tough, hard-nosed and has the ability to be the best defender on our team. At 6-foot-3, Jared will be able to defend our opponent’s leading scorer and rebound effectively in the Peach Belt Conference,” said Sellers. “Jared is a great addition to our basketball family here at Georgia College.”
The Bobcats are fresh off a 22-6 season in 2009-10, winning the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) West Division title. Georgia College has now made back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1999-2000 and picked up its fourth 20-win season in the past five years. The Bobcats were ranked as high as No. 14 in the NABC National Rankings. Georgia College loses five Seniors including Graham Martin (2005-10) who was named first team all-conference and Ty Rowland (2006-10) who was a third team all-conference selection.
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