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Georgia Northwestern Basketball Tryouts First Week Of October
Contact: Don Foley
Date: September 14, 2009
From a club sports squad that began by playing a handful of games against only three sister schools in 2007 to a regional basketball destination for the best of Northwest Georgia, Georgia Northwestern Technical College is drawing the attention of the area’s top student athletes for the 2009-2010 season.
GNTC Mustang Head Men’s Basketball Coach, David Stephenson enters his third season at the helm of the program. A program which began with an 11-game pilot season is now facing a schedule which could see the Mustangs tip it off in nearly 20 contests. “In 2007, the first team was put together with players already on campus,” said Stephenson. “Now, we get emails and phone calls around the year from student athletes and coaches who are turning to Georgia Northwestern as a first pick and not an alternative.”
Among the best and the brightest hoping to hit the books, as well as the hardwood this season is Kyle Wilson. Wilson is the current record holder for Armuchee High School in points scored in a game, a season, and a career. “This is a great chance to continue my education close to home, and even take part in something that has my passion, too,” said Wilson.
Armuchee High School Principal, Dr. James Burris is a big fan of Wilson’s on and off the court “He’s an outstanding young man. I wish we had more like Kyle,” said Burris. “This is a quality young man who has led his classmates on and off the court in an honorable way.”
Chattooga High School standout, Nic Perry felt applying to GNTC was the right move, as well. “(We) looked at some other options, but Georgia Northwestern will be a good fit for (Perry),” said Chattooga High School Boys’ Basketball Coach, Lamar turner. “Coach Stephenson is quickly building an outstanding program.” Including Perry and Wilson, four first-year players are All North Georgia Squad members as honored by the Chattanooga Times Free Press and/or the Rome News Tribune this past high school basketball season.
First, all players will have to attend tryouts. These sessions are open to all eligible GNTC students in good standing. They will be held at the Rossville Athletic Complex (old Rossville High School Gymnasium) Thursday, October 8 – Saturday, October 10; each day tryouts will be held from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.For more information, you can email the GNTC Mustang Basketball Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.