MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College & State University men’s basketball program and head coach Terry Sellers announced the signing of Mike Augustine Tuesday.
Augustine comes to Milledgeville from Southwestern Illinois College where he played two years under head coach Jay Harrington. Augustine is originally from Waterloo, Ill.
The SWIC Blue Storm went 22-7 this past season and made it to the Region XXIV Semifinals. Augustine shot 35 percent from the three point line and 43 percent from the field.
“Mike is a 6-foot-6 guard who can play multiple positions,” said Sellers. “We believe he can successfully play both guard positions and small forward. We really like his versatility, basketball savvy and experience. Coach Toby Wagoner did a good job of recruiting Illinois junior colleges this season and we are very pleased Mike has chosen to continue his career as a Bobcat.”
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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