Green Earns All-America Honors
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics recently announced that Dalton State Roadrunner Ladaris Green has been named to the Division I Men’s Basketball All-American Team. The 6’10” Green led the Southern States Athletic Conference in rebounds (407), rebounds per game (11.63), defensive rebounds per game (8.94), blocks (81) and blocks per game (2.31). His 8.94 defensive rebounds per game led the NAIA, while he ranked among the national leaders in rebounds (2nd), rebounds per game (2nd), blocks (2nd), blocks per game (4th) and offensive rebounds per game (35th, 2.69). The Beach High School graduate tallied a league-high 13 double-doubles on the year and accounted for eight of the top 20 single-game rebounding efforts in the SSAC this season, including a league-high 20 rebounds against Tennessee Temple on Dec. 16, 2014. He was selected as the SSAC Player of the Year and also garnered a First-Team All-Conference nod in helping the Roadrunners win the NAIA national championship.
Brinson Named To All-State Team
Savannah native Tyrone Brinson was named to the 2014-15 Georgia Basketball Coaches Association Division II first team All-State team. The former Bethesda Day School star currently attends Fort Valley State where he averaged 15.8 points and 7.3 rebounds during this past season. The 6-6 forward had five double doubles this past season and had a game-high of 28 points against Paine and Miles and pulled down 14 rebounds against Stillman.
SSU Sports Roundup
The Savannah State baseball team lost their eighth game in a row after losing a three-game series at Alabama State. The Hornets defeated SSU 11-6 on April 3 and swept a double-header 8-7 and 15-7 on April 4. The Tigers played at Mercer on March 31 but their game was suspended with the Bears holding a 16-3 lead in the top of the fifth inning. The two teams will resume the contest on April 21 in Savannah, as part of a twin bill at Tiger Baseball Field.
The SSU softball squad won their fourth game in a row with a three-game sweep of North Carolina Central on the SSU campus. The Lady Tigers downed the Eagles 10-2 and 7-3 in a double-header on April 3 and won 11-8 on April 4.
The SSU track teams hosted the Tiger Twilight on April 1 at TA Wright Stadium. Asea Gilmore (800m), Jaymi White (long jump), Alysia Potts (pole vault) and the 4x400m relay team won their events on the women’s side while Lemaar Shakir (400m hurdles), Cameron Hall (110m hurdles), Donterious Copeland (triple jump), Derrick Akins (javelin) , Dolphurs Hayes (pole vault) and the 4x400m relay team won events for the men. SSU ran in the Florida Relays on April 3 and the 1600 sprint medley team of Hall, Justin Leggett, Shakir and Corey Jones ran a 3:24.79 to finish 9th overall.