Pennamon signs with South Georgia Tech

Published 4:49 am Friday, June 8, 2018

By Staff Reports


EATONTON, GA – Putnam County Lady War Eagles basketball standout Rykia Pennamon signed a letter of intent to continue her education and play basketball at South Georgia Technical College. The signing took place on Tuesday, June 5, at Putnam County High School.

“I’m glad I have the opportunity to continue my career in basketball,” Pennamon said.

Pennamon played a significant factor in Putnam County’s successful 2017-18 season. The Lady War Eagles finished 20-5 on the season and earned a spot in the state playoffs. They lost in the first round to Model 70-64.

Pennamon scored 27 points, grabbed five rebounds, created a steal and made 80 percent of her free throws in the loss to Model. On the season, Pennamon scored a total of 445 points, grabbed 204 rebounds, tallied 55 assists and 72 steals, and blocked 21 shots.

Pennamon was recruited by several colleges, including some form out of state. In the end, however, Pennamon decided to stay in-state and sign with SGT because it was close to home.

“This decision was really kind of hard to make,” Pennamon said. “Schools come at you really hard. Being able to still talk to my family is what made me want to stay in-state. I wanted my family to come see me work really hard to represent Putnam County.”

Pennamon recognizes that college basketball is much more fast-paced than high school. Therefore, she is spending a lot of time on the court practicing and in the weight room.

Pennamon is still deciding what her next move will be as far as her education is concerned. She is considering majoring in either sports management or criminal justice.

“I was told to just work hard and do what I do best,” Pennamon said. “I know my potential and I’m going to give it all I got.”