Last Tuesday was the opening day of basketball practice for college teams across the country.
The men’s and women’s programs for each of our three colleges hit the ground running, anticipating the start of the season, which is just a few weeks away. Three Columbia County natives will be suiting up for GRU-Augusta and one player from Columbia County will be lacing up her sneakers for USC Aiken.
Here is a look at our local products who will be playing college ball close to home this season.
Trevor Foreman (RS-Sophomore) 5-11, 168 lb. Guard / Evans High School
T.J. Custer (Freshman) 6-0, 166 lb. Guard / Forsyth Central High School (Cumming, Ga.) T.J. grew up in Evans, but moved to Forsyth County after middle school
GRU-Augusta’s Men’s Team opens the season at home against Tusculum on Nov. 8.
Marianne Davignon (Junior) 5-6, Guard / Grovetown High School
GRU-Augusta Women open the season Nov. 16 on the road at Limestone
USC Aiken Women
(Freshman) 5-8, Guard / Augusta Christian
Brandt closed out her prep career as ACS’s All-Time leading scorer (1,762 points) and three point shooter (345 made). She will be playing for her father, Mike
Brandt, who is the head women’s coach at USC Aiken
The Lady Pacers open their 2013-14 campaign at home versus Anderson on Nov. 8.
Here are a few other Columbia County products that will be playing at the collegiate level in 2013-14:
Justin Cofer – Greenbrier HS (5-9, Junior Guard) Erskine College
Jaleel Roberts – Evans HS (7-0, Junior Center) UNC-Ashville
Troy Griffth – Evans HS (6-4, Senior G/F) Texas Lutheran University
Ebony Wells – Grovetown HS (6-2, RS-Freshman F/C) Chipola Junior College. Wells transferred to Chipola from Florida State University.