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November 28, 2012

SGTC’s Lemon named GCAA Player of the Week

AMERICUS — South Georgia Technical College’s Stedmon Lemon, a 6’ 5” sophomore from Lithonia, GA, was recognized by the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) as the Men’s Division I Player of the Week for November 20th and helped lead his team to the top ranking this season in the GCAA Men’s Division I basketball standings.

Lemon averaged 19 points, six rebounds, and three assists per game this past week to lead the South Georgia Tech Jets to three consecutive road victories.  He is also ranked 18th in the GCAA in points per game average with 14.1 points and 44th in field goal percentage shooting with a 45.2% success rate from the floor.

The Jets are currently 7 – 0 on the season and 2 – 0 in GCAA conference play.  Chattahoochee Tech is currently ranked second with a 7–1 overall record and a 2–0 conference performance.

Lemon and five other members of the Jets basketball team were highlighted in the individual statistics in the GCAA standings this week and three Jets were recognized for their outstanding play by the National Junior College Athletic Association for their performances this year.

Anthony Ethridge, Octavius Green, B. J. Davis, Jacob Obande, Ryan Outar, and Stedmon Lemon are the members of the South Georgia Tech Jets who were recognized by the GCAA and then Ethridge, Green, and Davis were singled out by the NJCAA.

Ethridge, a 6’ 5” freshman from Lakeland, Georgia, is currently ranked nationally in four different categories by the National Junior College Athletic Association. He is currently ranked 15th in the nation in individual blocks per game with 2.6.   He is also seeded as the 19th best NJCAA player in the nation in offensive rebounds with an average of 4.1 per game and ranked 22nd in defensive rebounds with an average of 6.1 per game. He has a total of 72 combined rebounds this season which puts him at 25th in the nation in total rebounds.

In the GCAA individual standings, Ethridge is ranked fourth in the state in average rebounds per game at 10.3.  He is tied for 10th in the GCAA in points per game with an average of 17.6, and he is ranked 21st in the state in field goal percentage shooting with a 55% success rate from the floor.

Octavius Green, a 6’ 7” sophomore from Gainesville, FL, is currently the second leading rebounder in the nation in the NJCAA.  He has averaged 13.1 rebounds each game this season which is second only to K. Rollie at Colby Community College.  He leads the nation with an average of 13.3 per game

South Georgia Tech’s Green is also listed as second in defensive rebounds with 8.6 per game and fifth in the nation in total rebounds with 92.  He was listed as 10th in the NJCAA in offensive rebounds per game with 4.6.  In the GCAA, Green is third in total rebounds per game, sixth in field goal percentage shooting with a 61.2% success rate, and 23rd in total points per game with a 13.0 average.

Sophomore guard B.J. Davis from Cleveland, TN, and Ryan Outar, a 6’ 6” freshman forward from Hollis, NY, were also both ranked nationally in the NJCAA standings.  Davis is currently seeded 9th in free throw percentages per game.  He is shooting 94.4% from the free throw line each game. Outar was ranked 25th in the NJCAA in field goal percentage shooting.  He is making 68% of his shots each game.

Davis and Outar also were highlighted in the GCAA standings.  Outar is the leading field goal percentage shooter in the GCAA with his 68% success rate.  B.J. Davis is ranked 26th in the GCAA in three point percentage shots with a 32% success rate.  He is also seeded at 39th in the GCAA in points per game average with 11 points per game.

Jacob Obande, a 6’ 3” freshman guard from Marietta, GA, was the other SGTC Jet to be singled out in the GCAA individual standings.  He is currently listed as 33rd in the GCAA in field goal percentage shooting.  Obande has hit 50% of his shots each game and is averaging nine points per game.  He is also ranked 12th in three point percentage shooting with a 44.4% success rate from the three point line.

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