Bobcat Hoops Inks “Big” Signee

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College men’s basketball program and head coach Terry Sellers announced the signing of Lance Uwaifo Wednesday. 

Uwaifo, a 6-foot-8 center, played his high school basketball at South Gwinnett. He comes to Georgia College from Atlanta Metropolitan College where he played the previous two years for head coach Robert Pritchett. 

“Lance is exactly what we are looking for in a student-athlete” said Sellers. “He is an outstanding person and student who possesses high character. With the departure of [All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Center Reece Wiedeman] we needed a low-post player and Lance fits the bill. I am thrilled that Lance decided to join our basketball family”. 

Uwaifo finished second in the GJCAA in rebounding with 11 per game. He averaged eight points per game and shot 54 percent from the field. He totaled 310 rebounds for the season.

Atlanta Metro went 24-6 record this past season, winning the Georgia Junior College Athletic Association regular season championship. The Red-Eyed Panthers went 14-4 in conference play.

The Bobcats are fresh off a 16-10 season in 2010-11, finishing third in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC).  The Bobcats lose two seniors, including starting center Wiedeman, who was named Second Team All-PBC and starting forward Josh Hurst, who earned a spot on the PBC All-Academic Team three years in a row.

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