MARTINEZ, Ga. - Senior Graham Martin (Lilburn, Ga.) of the Georgia College & State University men's basketball team was selected to the Preseason All-Peach Belt Conference Team, the conference office announced. Martin was one of five players chosen from the 13-team league.
Martin averaged 11.8 points and 3.4 rebounds per contest in 2008-09, upping his scoring to 12.2 per game in conference play. He scored 20 or more points three times and led the team in scoring on six occasions. Martin is 117 points away from becoming the 13th member of Georgia College's 1,000-point club.
Martin joins Augusta State University's Fred Braithwaite and Ben Madgen, the University of Montevallo's Freddy Little, and Georgia Southwestern State University's Chris Rawls.
The Bobcats get into action Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m., traveling to Division I Mercer University for the annual Coaches vs. Cancer exhibition. The regular season opens at home Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. against Newberry College for Green Day.
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