Brown Promoted At Georgia State
Savannah native Misty (Knight) Brown was one of four people recently promoted within the Georgia State athletics department. Brown has been promoted to assistant athletic director for development and special events. Part of her duties will include the development of lifetime donors. The 1997 Beach High School graduate joined the GSU staff in 2011 as Assistant Director of Athletics for AD Operations where she worked directly with the AD to coordinate department events, strategic initiatives and special projects. After graduating from Beach, Brown attended Florida on a basketball scholarship.
Hassan Signs Pro Basketball Contract
Former Savannah State basketball standout Rashad Hassan has signed a professional basketball contract to play in the British Basketball League for the Leicester Riders. The 6-7 Hassan averaged 12.6 points and 5.8 rebounds for SSU last season and his 13 points and 5.3 rebounds in the 2011-12 season helped to crown the Tigers as Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference regular season champions. Leicester finished last season with a 30-3 record and beat the Newcastle Eagles in the BBL Cup Final in front of a packed Birmingham NIA, and followed that with edging out their North-East counterparts to win both the BBL Championship title and the BBL Playoff Final at the Wembley Arena.
Mortimer To Play At SC State
Recent Johnson High School graduate Greg Mortimer will continue to play basketball on the college level as he was one of five new player announced by South Carolina State head coach Murray Garvin. The 6-3, 175 guard helped lead SCJ to a state title this past season. Mortimer played in 30 games during the championship run and averaged 10.3 points a game. His best game of the year came in the state semi-finals against North Hall where he scored 20 points.
Tuskegee Hires New AD
Curtis Campbell has been chosen to serve as Tuskegee University’s new athletic director. For six years, he was the athletic director at Stillman College. An experienced athletic administrator, Campbell has 14 years of service in intercollegiate athletics. While at Stillman, he oversaw several major athletic projects. In 2009, Campbell was instrumental in the opening of the Stillman Tennis Facility. During his tenure, there were extensive renovations to Birthright Alumni Hall, home of the basketball and volleyball programs. As an administrator, he also worked to increase operational and scholarship funds for each of Stillman’s 12 sports. Campbell also upgraded the attention to student-athlete welfare at Stillman. He organized the department’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee and initiated the development of the school’s chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He also initiated a successful academic enrichment program, “Grades First,”that was a requirement for the maintenance of athletic eligibility. As a result, 10 student athletes graduated with honors at the 2013 commencement service. Under his leadership, two of the last three valedictorians at the college were student-athletes.