ICYMI: Georgia State Athletics in the News, Sept. 30-Oct. 6

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.

ESPN.com (Insider) – Debating the best returning players
ESPN Insider’s Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton return to provide the kind of discussions that are happening in front offices around the NBA — where scouts and statistical experts are breaking down NBA draft prospects using their “eyes, ears and numbers.” Read more

AJC.com – Lutz wins Sun Belt award
Wil Lutz was named the Sun Belt special teams player of the week for his performance in Georgia State’s 34-31 loss at Louisiana-Lafayette last week. Read more

AJC.com – Georgia State’s Ron Hunter talks about the Sun Belt loss and the upcoming season
More than six months since the loss that effectively ended the season of Georgia State’s men’s basketball team, coach Ron Hunter gathered his players together Thursday morning to watch the last three minutes of that defeat to Louisiana-Lafayette in the Sun Belt tournament. Read more

Tifton Gazette – Hardwood was home for two inductees
The Tift County Athletic Hall of Fame is set to induct its first class of honorees next month with a ceremony Oct. 4 at Tift County High and recognition before the Lee County game Oct. 3 Basketball was the sport of choice for Jody Patton and Travis Williams. After phenomenal careers at Tift County High, both men played collegiately and Williams became a coach. Read more

ESPN.com – Welcome back those who fell off the radar
Whether a highly ranked freshman or a highly regarded transfer, new roster additions often help fuel the excitement as basketball practices begin. They bring the feeling that a missing piece to a special season just showed up.  Read more

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