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January 5, 2013

Four Jets ranked first in GCAA in individual statistics

AMERICUS — Four South Georgia Technical College Jets were sitting atop the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) individual standings in rebounding, total points scored, field goal percentage shooting, and free throw percentage shooting at the close of the 2012 portion of the 2012-2013 season. The four stars have also led the Jets to a six-game winning streak and a 14–1 overall record so far.

South Georgia Technical College sophomore Octavius Green, a 6’ 7” guard/forward from Gainesville, FL, is number one in total rebounds in the GCAA with a total of 207 this season. He is joined as one of the leading GCAA players by his teammates Anthony Ethridge, a freshman guard/forward from Lakeland, Georgia; Ryan Outar, a 6’ 6” freshman forward from Hollis, NY, and returning sophomore B.J. Davis, a 5’ 10” guard from Cleveland, TN.

Ethridge is currently leading the GCAA in total points scored this season with 298. Outar is the leader in field goal percentage shooting with a 62.3 percent success rate, and Davis is leading the league in free throw percentage shooting with a 91.2 percent rate from the foul line.

In addition to those top four players, four other Jets are currently ranked in the GCAA top individual standings. Stedmon Lemon, a sophomore guard from Lithonia, Georgia; Dario Duque, a freshman guard from Ruskin, FL; Jacob Obande, a freshman guard from Marietta, GA; and Houston Cabbell, a freshman from Marietta, GA are all seeded in different categories in the GCAA.

Green was ranked in eight different categories in the GCAA individual standings. In addition to being ranked number one in total rebounds, he was also listed as second in average rebounds per game with 13.8, second in defensive rebounds per game with 8.7, second in offensive rebounds per game with 5.1, sixth in field goal percentage shooting with a 57.9 percent success rate, 11th in total points scored with 211, 17th in average points per game with 14.1 and 47th in blocks per game with .3.

The Jets’ Ethridge led the GCAA in total point production for the first half of the season, and he was also ranked in eight other categories.  He is second in points per game with 19.9, second in blocks per game with 2.3, fourth in total rebounds with 139, fifth in offensive rebounds per game with 4.1, seventh in field goal percentage shooting at 57.9 percent, seventh in rebounds per game with 9.3, 12th in defensive rebounds with 5.2, and 40th in free throw percentage shooting with a 60 percent success rate.

In addition to being ranked number one in field goal percentage shooting, Outar was also ranked 36th in offensive rebounds per game with 1.8. Davis was ranked in five categories in the GCAA in addition to his top standing in free throw percentage shooting. He is currently 28th in total points this season with 152, 36th in points per game with a 10.9 average, 31st in three point percentage shooting at 27.9 percent, 34th in assists per game with 2.6, and 38th in steals per game with 1.7.

Lemon, a 6’ 5” sophomore from Lithonia, GA, earned top GCAA recognition in nine different categories. He is currently seventh in total points production in the conference this season with 233, 13th in points per game with 15.5, 16th in assists per game with 4.2, 24th in blocks per game with 0.7, 25th in free throw percentage shooting at 72.5 percent, 36th in three point percentage shooting with a 22.9 percent success rate, 37th in field goal percentage shooting with 44.3 percent, 38th in steals per game with an average of 1.3, and 45th in total rebounds with 53.

Jets freshman guard Dario Duque, 6’ 4” from Ruskin, FL, was recognized for his outstanding performance in five different areas. He is ranked seventh in assists per game with an average of 4.9, 13th in steals per game with 2.1, 28th in defensive rebounds per game with 3.7, 34th in blocks per game with 0.5, and 35th in total rebounds with 60.

The other two Jets to receive top rankings in the GCAA were Jacob Obande and Houston Cabbell. Obande is tied for 18th in the GCAA in free throw percentage shooting with a 75 percent success rate, 19th in field goal percentage shooting with 52.6 percent, tied for 20th in total points scored with 165, 35th in points per game with 11.0, 42nd in total rebounds with 55, and 47th in offensive rebounds per game with a 1.5 average. Cabbell was ranked 24th in the GCAA in assists per game with a 3.3 average.

The Jets will travel to Decatur to face Georgia Perimeter on Monday, January 7th. The Jets return home on Wednesday, January 9th to meet Atlanta Metro College in a conference doubleheader. The Lady Jets open at 5:30 p.m. and the Jets take the court at 7:30 p.m.

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