CTCC SID, Alex Ewalt, contributed to this update. Two former Cartersville High School standouts now playing for Chattahoochee Tech CC picked up All-GCAA accolades after the completion of the regular season. A.J. Mosby made the first team and Ryan Davis earned honorable mention status for the 2015-16 basketball season.
Mosby, a sophomore from Cartersville High School, earned his second all-conference first-team nomination as a Golden Eagle, as he was also named the GCAA Freshman of the Year last season. The 6’2” guard leads the team and is second in the conference with 18.4 points per game. Mosby is eighth in the conference in assists per game at 3.9 and third in steals per game with 2.5 to go with 4.7 rebounds per game. He finished the regular season shooting 52 percent from the field, 38.7 percent from three and 77.6 percent from the free-throw line. He has played the fourth-most minutes in the league at 31.3 per game.
Mosby scored over 30 points twice, going for 33 and 36 in back-to-back wins at South Georgia Tech and versus Southern Crescent Tech, respectively, on Jan. 11 and 14. His half-court buzzer-beater at South Georgia Tech lifted the Golden Eagles to a crucial 90-89 GCAA road win. He also scored 27 points three times and broke the 20-point mark nine times.
Davis, also a sophomore and Mosby’s former high school teammate at Cartersville, is ninth in the conference with 13.1 points per game. The 6’4” guard is also averaging 5.6 rebounds per game, 5.0 assists per game (5th in GCAA), 2.0 steals per game (6th) and 30.3 minutes per game (5th). He finished the regular season shooting 50.8 percent from the floor.
Davis scored a season-high 32 in the Jan. 11 road win at South Georgia Tech and reached the 20-point mark five times in total, scoring 27 and 25 in home wins against Gordon State and East Georgia State, respectively. He also has six double-doubles, four times with points/rebounds and twice with points/assists.
The Golden Eagles men (21-9, 8-8 GCAA) are the fourth seed in the nine-team conference. As a top-four team, the Golden Eagles earned the right to host a first-round tournament game this Tuesday night (March 1), when Atlanta Metro will return to the Smyrna Community Center. Chatt Tech lost 73-64 at Atlanta Metro in the teams’ first meeting on Feb. 15, splitting the regular season home-and-home.
Should the Golden Eagles win Tuesday night, they would continue on to the semifinals, both of which will be hosted this Friday by the highest remaining tournament seed. The championship game will be hosted by the higher seed this Saturday. Nationally, second-ranked Georgia Highlands CC (16-0), South Georgia College CC (11-5) and Central Georgia Tech CC (9-7) also host first-round conference tournament games this Tuesday.
ELIJAH ROBINSON — Emmanual College (Jr., Excel Christian Academy) . . . scored eight points, grabbed 12 rebounds, dished out three assists, and blocked two shots for the Lions in a pair of wins Feb. 23 and 26 against Erskine College at home and on the road at Barton College. Robinson has averaged 8.6 points and 4.7 rebounds per game in 25 appearances. Emmanuel College is scheduled to wrap up the regular season Tuesday (Mar. 1) with a home game against Bob Jones University. The Lions, who are not eligible for the conference tournament due to reclassification to NCAA D-II, are 21-5 overall and 16-4 in Conference Carolinas. That was good enough for a second place finish in the conference standings.
ADRIAN RODGERS — Southern University (Sr., Cartersville, GA resident; Centennial HS; Maine Central Prep) . . . totaled 18 points, five rebounds, three assists, and a steal in a 78-66 loss at Alabama A&M Feb. 22. . . Rodgers then scored 17 points with three boards, a blocked shot, and a steal in a 70-56 victory at Alcorn State. He is averaging 16.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game for the 18-11 Jaguars. Southern is 10-6 and in fourth place in the Southwestern Athletic Conference with conference games remaining at home against Texas Southern (Thr Mar 3) and Prairie View A&M (Sat Mar 5). The SWAC championship tournament will be March 8-12 at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX. COREY TOBIN -- Chattahoochee Tech CC (Soph., Cartersville HS) . . . a shooting guard starter for the Golden Eagles, Tobin takes an 8.1 points per game average into the GCAA tournament this week. He has shot 41 percent from the floor and from beyond the three-point arc while gathering 3.9 rebounds per game and dishing out 3.1 assists. Fourth-seeded CTCC hosts Atlanta Metropolitan CC in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament Tuesday, March 1.
RUDY WINTERS — Dalton State College (Soph., Excel Christian Academy) . . . scored six points with one assist as the Roadrunners defeated Middle Georgia State at home Feb. 27. Winters has averaged over 21 minutes per game in 17 appearances and six starts for the defending NAIA national champions. He is scoring 12.8 points per game and 2.8 rebounds. He has 16 steals, 15 assists, and four blocked shots on the season. DSC is 19-10 overall and 11-7 in the Southern States Athletic Conference. The third-seeded Roadrunners open the SSAC championship tournament March 3 against sixth-seeded Auburn-Montgomery. The tournament continues with semifinals and finals March 4-5 in Montgomery, AL
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