Powers Named Preseason All-SoCon, Eagles Host Voorhees on Thursday
STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern's senior point guard Willie Powers III was hailed by the Southern Conference Coaches as the preseason all-conference team was announced on Wednesday, October 26th. The announcement came one day prior to the Eagles' first preseason game against Voorhees.
Powers, a native of Gainesville, Fla., missed the 2010-11 season due to injury and returns for his senior season in Eagle Blue. He has averaged 13.3 points per game and needs two points to become the 38th member of the 1,000 point club at Georgia Southern.
The league also announced the preseason poll with the Eagles picked third in the South Division behind Davidson and College of Charleston. The Eagles were picked ahead of Furman, Wofford and The Citadel in the straw poll of the league's 12 head coaches. Georgia Southern's first league-play opponent, Chattanooga, was picked first in the North Division ahead of Appalachian State, Western Carolina and UNCG.
Georgia Southern's first preseason game will take place on Thursday night, October 27th, against Voorhees College at Hanner Fieldhouse from 7:00 p.m. Admission to the event is free and fans outside of Statesboro can watch the contest live on Eagle Vision. Justin Baker will provide commentary for the season's first tune-up game.
Prior to Thursday's game, Head Coach Charlton "C.Y." Young will speak to the Savannah Eagle Club at the Johnny Harris Restaurant beginning at Noon. To make a reservation, or for more information, contact Rick Bean at 912-629-2143. Due to NCAA regulations, students in grades 9-12 are not encouraged to attend this event.
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- Category: Men's Basketball
- Published on Thursday, 27 October 2011 08:21