Lookout Valley’s Larry Mccullough
is a lightningfast ball-handler who can take it to the rim or penetrate the lane before finding open teammates. He is the first former Yellow Jacket to ever join the Bobcats.
Stephenson said that 6-foot-3 forward Eric Byrd has been another big surprise for the Bobcats. The hard-working and coachable Byrd made the most of his senior season at Ridgeland High School and hopes to continue his solid play at Georgia Northwestern at either a number 3 or 4-spot.
The final Bobcat, freshman guard Jeremy Wilson, comes to Georgia Northwestern by way of Chelsea High School in Birmingham, Alabama. Wilson is another very fast player that can shoot and handle the ball.
Johnny “Bud” Todd and Mark Wiedenbenner will once again be back to assist Stephenson from the bench.
“This team really seems to already be together and it seems like a really smart team,” the veteran coach added. “Like I said, it will just come down to how fast they can adjust to the college game. They have to be able not only to run plays, but handle the physicality of it. The faster they adjust, the quicker we’re going to see what we have.”
The Bobcats opened the new season this past Saturday at Southern Crescent Tech in Griffin, Ga., while their first home game will be on Nov. 20 (6:30 p.m.) against the Tennessee Wesleyan University junior varsity squad. All home games will be played at the Rossville Athletic Center.