SSU Cheerleaders Among Finalists For HBCU Awards
The Savannah State cheerleading squad is in the running to win a HBCU Award. The SSU cheer squad is listed with five other institutions in the Women’s Team of the Year category for the seventh annual HBCU Awards ceremony, to be held on July 14 in Washington D.C.’s Gallup Building beginning at 7p.m.
In February, The SSU cheerleading team won the Level 4 Division, Open 4 category at the CHEERSPORT Nationals. The win was the first time that a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) has won a national CHEERSPORT event.
Other finalists in the Women’s Team of the Year category are Bowie State (Bowling),Virginia Union (Women’s Basketball),
Central State (Women’s Basketball), Xavier of Louisiana (Women’s Tennis) and Hampton (Women’s Basketball).
Finalists were selected from more than 175 nominations from HBCUs across the country. Winners will be announced on the evening of the awards.
Elliott Holds Basketball Camp
Savannah native Dominique Elliott held his inaugural basketball camp last week at Groves High School. The camp, which was called “Buckets Only Diet”, was on June 28-30.
Elliott, who just finished his first year of playing professional basketball, said that it was his way of giving back to his hometown. “There is not much going on during the summer so I wanted to do something to keep the kids positive,” he said.
After his college playing days were over at Maryland-Eastern Shore, the 6-foot-8 Elliott signed a professional contract to play in Slovenia. He played in the Slovenia League where he averaged 7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game while shooting 52.6 percent from the field in 35 games. In the Adriatic League, he played in 25 games and averaged 6.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per game while shooting 54.7 percent from the floor.
Portland Trades Quarterman To Houston
The Portland Trail Blazers have traded guard Tim Quarterman to the Houston Rockets, in exchange for cash considerations. Quarterman, who attended Sol C. Johnson High School, appeared in 16 games for the Trail Blazers during his rookie 2016-17 season with the team, posting averages of 1.9 points, 0.9 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 5.0 minutes. His best game came in a 99- 98 win over San Antonio on April 10 when he played 22 minutes and had 10 points, 4 rebounds 3 assists, 1 block and 1 steal. Portland originally signed the Savannah native as an undrafted free agent out of LSU on July 25, 2016.
Hall Runs At USATF Outdoor Championships
Former Savannah State hurdler Cameron Hall recently competed in the USATF Championships and finished 8th overall. The meet was held June 22-25 in Sacramento, California at Sacramento State’s Hornets Stadium.
In the preliminary round, Hall posted a time of 13.82 to finish third in his heat. In the semi-finals, Hall improved his time to 13.60. Hall was eighth in the finals with a time of 13.63.