Sessions named Preseason All-Peach Belt Conference

Published 9:07 pm Wednesday, October 31, 2018

By Staff Reports


AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University senior guard R.J. Sessions has been named to the 2018-19 Peach Belt Conference Men’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference team.

Sessions, a native of Columbus, GA, started all 27 games last season and led the Hurricanes in scoring with 15.3 points per game. He also led the team in minutes played per game (34.1), three-pointers made per game (2.5) and free throw percentage (86 percent) en route to being named Second Team All-PBC. Sessions averaged five rebounds, which ranked third on the team. He scored in double-figures in 21 of the Hurricanes’ 27 games. He had seven games in which he scored 20-plus points. Sessions scored a season-high 30 points in an 81-72 win at Albany State on November 15, 2017. The Hurricanes were 7-2 when Sessions led GSW in scoring.

Sessions was fourth in minutes played in the Peach Belt Conference last year. He was also third in three-pointers made and ninth in scoring average during the 2017-18 season.

R.J. Sessions has become the fourth Hurricane in school history to earn the Peach Belt Conference’s preseason honor. He joins Phillip Brown (2011-12), Colin Slotter (2011-12) and Anthony Sargent (2008-09).

The Hurricanes will travel to Starkville, MS to take on NCAA Division I and Southeastern Conference power Mississippi State in a scrimmage game on Sunday, November 4, at 3 p.m. EST. They begin the 2018-19 season for real when they travel to Wilson, NC to take on Barton College in the Barton College 45 Second Classic. That game will take place on Friday, November 9, at 7 p.m.

Their first home game will be Wednesday, November 14, against Fort Valley State. Tip-off for that game will be at 7:30 p.m.