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.
Bleacher Report – Ranking the Top 20 Coach-Player Duos in College Basketball in 2014-15
We’ll get things started with a natural candidate for a top player-coach duo, one that extends far beyond the court and continues at home. Georgia State coach Ron Hunter’s success with the Panthers is directly connected to both the play of and relationship with his son, junior guard R.J. Hunter. Read more
Indy Star – Annual All-Indiana College Basketball Team
With three Indiana products selected in the 2014 NBA draft, you’d think there would be less competition for spots on this year’s All-Indiana College Basketball Team.Think again.There’s never a shortage of Indiana talent in college basketball. There’s a bit of Hoosier-dom sprinkled all over the country. From Cal-State Fullerton to Vermont, there are at least 148 Indiana-bred players on 71 Division-I teams. Read more
ESPN (Insider) – Sun Belt: Georgia State on Top
Georgia State finished 17-1 in Sun Belt play last season, a full five games ahead of second-place Western Kentucky. The Panthers did not make the NCAA tournament, however, after losing to Louisiana-Lafayette in overtime of the Sun Belt title game. Coach Ron Hunter’s team returns two of the league’s best players and thus will be a heavy favorite to win the regular-season title for a second consecutive season. Read more
CollegeHoopsDaily.com – Season preview: CHD interviews Georgia State RJ Hunter
To prepare for the tip-off of another great year of college basketball, CHD is reaching out to coaches and players around the country to get the inside scoop on what we can expect this time around. Jon Teitel continues our season preview series by chatting with Georgia State SG RJ Hunter about making 12 3-point shots in a game last season. Read more
NCAA.com- Georgia State’s Dennis Jumps Overs Three Teammates in Dunk Contest
While plenty of players have hops and can recreate classic dunks, this from Georgia State’s Isaiah Dennis is one of the more impressive ones. Only 6-foot tall, Dennis jumps over three GSU teammates, including 6-10 Curtis Washington, before slamming it down. Read more