Future Basketball Panthers Getting Noticed For Achievements

Women’s basketball’s three recruits for 2015 are finishing stellar high school careers, each playing on a 20-win team and each getting singled out by the media.

Point guard Madison Newby has set the Archer High School record for most assists (617) as her 22-4 team heads into postseason play.  The 5-8 passer extraordinaire has the third-most in Gwinnett’s County’s rich history, just four behind the second-place player and 47 behind the county all-time career record. Archer is ranked fifth in the state’s largest classification. Madison and her younger sister and teammate were featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Click here

Orlando forward Astaja Tyghter is leading her state-ranked No. 2 Colonial High School team to a 22-4 record. The 5-10 do-it-all player is averaging 23 points per game with 11.4 rebounds, 3.8 steals and 2.9 assists. Tyghter was featured in a video story with the Orlando Sentinel. Click here

In Tennessee, K.K. Williams is helping lead Blackman High School to a 23-2 mark that has them ranked No. 1 in Tennessee and No. 10 in the USA Today national ranking. The Murfreesboro squad has four players who have signed Division I scholarships with Williams averaging eight points, five rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.5 assists. She is mentioned in the No. 10 listing with her team in the USA Today. Click here

Georgia State is heading into Saturday’s game on a two-game win streak and comes home for a key pair of games next Thursday and Saturday in the GSU Sports Arena.  Get your tickets now to catch the Panthers in action.

–Charlie Taylor

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