MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Men's Basketball team tips off their 2018-19 campaign against Erskine College Friday, Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m. and North Greenville University Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. at Dahlonega.
Head coach Mark Gainous enters into his fifth season with Georgia College this Friday. The Bobcats are looking to improve off of a 11-17 record in 2017-18, while going 7-15 in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC).
Several impact players are returning for the Bobcats this year. Senior Isaac Thomas (Trion) ranked second on the team in points per game (13.2) and was ranked second in the PBC in rebounds per game (9.0). Other impact scorers include sophomore Jordan Thomas (Conyers) who led the team in points per game (14.8). Junior Kohl Roberts (Atlanta) averaged over 10 points per game and led the team in field goal percentage (51.6). Sophomore Justin Cave (Savannah) led the team in three-point percentage (35.5). Other returning impact players are sophomore Chapin Rierson (Calhoun) and redshirt senior Desmond Mitchell-LaFlam (New Smyrna Beach, Florida).
The Bobcats were strong on the defensive side of the ball last season, with Roberts and Isaac Thomas ranking in the top 10 in the PBC in blocks, with 1.3 and 1.1 respectively. The Bobcats were ranked third the PBC in points per game allowed (73.8) and second in off rebounds per game (13.8).
Gainous added six new freshmen to the roster for the 2017-18 season.
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