Each week on Monday, we take a quick look back at the past seven days to review some of the highlights of stories in the media for Georgia State student-athletes, coaches, administrators and, like you’ll see this week, occasionally our university leadership. Enjoy a few minutes today catching up on the headlines you might have missed during your lunchtime.
And always feel free to tweet us @GSUPanthers with headlines you’ve seen around the nation that highlight the Panthers. We’re all one big team, and the few of us here in 125 Decatur don’t always see every article, or hear every interview, that’s posted out there. If you think there’s something we’ve missed, shoot it our way.
BleacherReport.com – Meet R.J. Hunter, the Top Mid-Major 2015 NBA Draft Prospect
It’s not always easy to judge how valuable a mid-major NBA draft prospect is, as it’s tough to translate small-school success to the pro ranks. But sometimes you just know a flat-out baller when you see one. Read more
AJC.com – Georgia State’s Arbuckle Earns Sun Belt Honor
Georgia State quarterback Nick Arbuckle is the Sun Belt co-offensive player of the week after tying the school record with 414 passing yards in last week’s 48-38 loss to Air Force. Read more
Kansas City Star – Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson’s story reads like a sequel to ‘The Blind Side’
Albert Wilson was 2 years old when his father, Albert Wilson Sr., predicted his future.“You’re our ticket out of the ghetto,” Wilson told his precocious son. Albert Jr. fulfilled his father’s prophecy by making it off the streets of Fort Pierce, Fla., and all the way to the NFL as a free-agent rookie wide receiver with the Chiefs this season. Read More
USA Today – Familiar faces as Washington hosts Georgia State
Trent Miles still has the memories even if his time working at Washington was mostly filled with forgettable losses. “I really enjoyed living there. My two daughters were born there at the UW Medical Center and just up until recently we still owned a home there,” Miles said. “My wife is quoted saying as it being the best place she’s lived up until now. It’s a special place for us.” Read More
ESPN.com (Insider) – How Major Teams Faired on Foreign Trips
Georgia State coach Ron Hunter flat-out “gets it.” His proposal is that college programs, when they take a preseason trip to another country, are required to give back to that community. Mandated by the NCAA. “We need to make a rule that to go on a foreign trip, you have to do some type of community work for the kids,” Hunter said. “It’s a great stage to be able to do it. There’s so much you can do to help. Read more
ESPN.com – Bowl Predictions
Despite standing at 1-3, the Georgia State football team earned another first on Sunday, being listed among the teams projected to make a bowl game this season. Read More