Football seniors to be honored Saturday
The Georgia Southern football team will spend Saturday evening honoring 22 Eagle seniors and celebrating the accomplishments of the 2013 season, according to gseagles.com.
Twenty-two Eagles completed their eligibility this past year as Georgia Southern capped its fourth-straight winning season with a win over Florida in “The Swamp.”
Georgia Southern President Brooks Keel, Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein and head coach Jeff Monken will speak to guests with a presentation of season highlights following the buffet dinner. Former Eagle and radio-network color analyst Terry Harvin will emcee the evening’s program that begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Russell Union Ballroom.
Seniors William Banks, Robert Brown, Johnathan Bryant, Dorian Byrd, Carlos Cave, Luke Cherry, Josh Gebhardt, Torrance Hunt, Allen Lee, Zach Lonas, Javonte Martin, Javon Mention, Jerick McKinnon, Bryant Meeks, Kyle Oehlbeck, George Osunde, Blake Riley, Josh Rowe, Darius Safford, Michael Shealy, Mike Spaulding and Lavelle Westbrooks will be recognized for their contributions to the Eagle football program.
Tickets may be purchased through the GSU athletics ticket office by calling 1-800-GSU-WINS.
Gator tastes like victory
Georgia Southern University and its auxiliary services commemorated the football team’s win over Florida with “Southern Feasts on Gator” Monday in the newly-opened Dining Commons, according to gseagles.com.
Dining selections included alligator sliders, buffalo alligator bites and fried alligator. President Brooks Keel, football coaches and players, and school mascot Gus were at the Dining Commons Food Theater to serve students, faculty and staff.
Hewitt named SoCon player of the week
Redshirt junior guard picks up his second weekly award of the season
After a week in which he averaged 27.7 points per game, Georgia Southern’s Jelani Hewitt has been named Southern Conference men’s basketball player of the week.
The redshirt junior from Miramar, Fla., scored 38 points in the Eagles’ overtime loss to Campbell on Saturday night. It is the second time Hewitt has been named player of the week in four opportunities this season.
On Saturday night, he also pulled down 11 boards to record his first career double-double and added four steals with three assists in 44 minutes of action. He was the first Eagle since 2010-11 to score more than 30 points in his game and set a new career high for scoring.
Overall for the week, Hewitt shot 46 percent from the field and knocked down 8 of 23 from 3-point range and was 23 of 31 from the free-throw line.
Hewitt and the Eagles return to action at 7 tonight at home against Brewton-Parker.