June 21, 2011

GC Men’s Basketball Inks Georgia Junior College Player of the Year

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College men’s basketball program and head coach Terry Sellers announced the signing of Quin Bivins Tuesday.

Bivins, a 6-foot-2 combo guard, spent the previous two seasons at Atlanta Metropolitan College under head coach Robert Pritchett. He is the third Red-Eyed Panther to sign with Georgia College this off-season. Bivins played his high school basketball in Macon at Westside High.

He finished third in the GJCAA in scoring (18.0 ppg), first in free-throw percentage at 87.2 percent (112-130), and sixth in three-point shooting (37% - 71 for 199). Bivins was named the Georgia Junior College Athletic Association (GJCAA) Player of the Year and a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Second Team All-American. He was also named to the GJCAA All-Tournament team.

“Quin is a very talented student-athlete who has excelled on and off the court at Atlanta Metro,” said Sellers. “He can play both the lead guard and shooting guard positions. Quin reminds us of former Bobcat Bryan Harrison (2004-06), in that he handles and shoots the ball very well. We expect Quin to be an outstanding player in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC).”

Metro went 24-6 this past season, winning the GJCAA 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 PBC. The Bobcats lose two seniors, including starting center Reece Wiedeman (2006-11), who was named Second Team All-PBC and starting forward Josh Hurst (2007-11), who earned a spot on the PBC All-Academic Team three years in a row.

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