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Local hoops stars fare well in college
At Jacksonville State University, former First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander DJ Felder has 13 games with eight starts. - photo by Photo provided.

Several former high-school athletes from the Liberty County area are midway through their college-basketball seasons. Here are updates on a few local players.
East Georgia College

The East Georgia College Bobcats has five local athletes on their basketball team.
Former Faith Baptist Christian Academy standout JaQuez Motley has started all 13 games so far and averages 18.1 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. Liberty County High School alumnus Sayvon Wilson played in 13 games. Bradwell graduate and Bobcat freshman Reasha Stokes has 10 games under his belt. Wilson and Stokes both are averaging 3.1 points per game. Former BI player and Bobcat freshman Malcolm Dingle played in five games.
Also, former Panther hoopster Shakur Cook has played one game to date for just one minute, but chipped in five points for the Bobcats.
EGC is 4-9 overall 2-2 in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association. Their next game is at 3 p.m. Monday at Chipola College in Panama City, Florida.

Armstrong State

Former BI Tiger and EGC Bobcat and current Armstrong State University Pirate Jon Blair played in nine games with nine starts, averaging 11.8 points per game and 6.1 rebounds.
The Pirates are 2-7 overall and 0-2 in the Peach Belt Conference. Their next game is at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 2 at USC-Aiken.

University of Georgia

At UGA, sophomore JJ Frazier, a former Faith Baptist player, has played in nine games with three starts, averaging 8.7 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game. The Bulldogs are 6-3 overall and were scheduled to host Mercer on Saturday. They play at Kansas State at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Jacksonville State

At Jacksonville State University, former First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander DJ Felder has 13 games with eight starts. He is averaging 9.4 points per game and 4.4 rebounds.
The Gamecocks are 7-6 overall and were scheduled to play crosstown rival Jacksonville on Saturday. They next play at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Tennessee Tech

Felder’s former Highlander teammate, Jordan Johnson, has played 11 games for Tennessee Tech and is averaging 3.5 points per game. The Golden Eagles host North Florida at 6 p.m. Monday.

Central Georgia Tech

Another former Highlander, Chris Guilfo, is at Central Georgia Tech, where he’s played in 15 games with 14 starts. The sophomore is averaging 9.5 points per game with 3.1 rebounds.
The Titans will play Fort Benning at 4 p.m. Jan. 3 in Warner Robins.

Penn State
New Kensington

FPCA graduate Ahman Muhammad, a freshman at Penn State New Kensington, has eight games with four starts under his belt as of Dec. 9. He played 174 minutes with 64 points, 58 total rebounds and three steals.
Muhammad’s team is 3-6 overall and 2-3 in Penn State University Athletic Conference action and next hosts Penn Highlands Community College at 5 p.m. Jan. 10.

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