clear
Friday May 22nd, 2015 3:11PM

North Ga. men's basketball adds four transfers, including two area stars

By staff reports
DAHLONEGA -- University of North Georgia men's basketball head coach Chris Faulkner has solidified his roster for the 2014-15 season with the addition of four NCAA Division I transfers. Sean Brennan (North Florida), Tanner Plemmons (Stetson), Dylen Setzekorn (Citadel) and TJ Williams (UT-Chattanooga) have each inked their commitment to the UNG men's basketball program.<br /> <br /> The four transfers will join high school standout Jesse Byrd, who signed with the Nighthawks in the early signing period last fall. Byrd is a 5-foot-11 point guard from Whitefield Academy.<br /> <br /> "Our coaching staff is extremely excited about this group of student-athletes that is joining the Nighthawk family," said Faulkner. "They are outstanding young men, exceptional student-athletes that will be an asset to our program both on an off the floor and all four bring with them a bring a high level of college playing experience."<br /> <br /> Brennan will bring three years of eligibility to Dahlonega after competing in 18 games for UNF last season. The 6-2 guard connected on 10-18 (56 percent) three-point attempts and scored a season high 14 points in the Ospreys' season-opening win over Webber International. <br /> <br /> Plemmons, a 6-2 guard, appeared in 28 games over two seasons for the Hatters and was the team's leading three-point shooter (44 percent) as a freshman. He finished as Georgia's fourth all-time leading prep scorer with 2,473 career points at Rabun County and holds the state record for most three-point field goals made in a career with 406.<br /> <br /> After prepping at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Setzekorn competed in 42 games over two seasons at The Citadel, averaging just over four points per contest over his career. The 6'7 forward has completed his undergraduate degree and has enrolled in graduate school at UNG. <br /> <br /> Williams appeared in 24 games as a freshman at UTC highlighted by a six-point and 11-rebound effort in a season-opening win over Covenant. The 6-8 forward was a three-star recruit out of Eugene Ashley High School in Wilmington, N.C., according to Scout.com, averaging 15 points and 11 rebounds per game in his junior season.
© Copyright 2015 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
2014 Top 10: Looking back at the top sports stories of the year
It was another year for the record books in 2014, mostly for the right reasons -- state championships, new challenges and new stars taking their turn to shine. But there were also plenty of big stories that reminded us that sports -- like life -- isn
11:55PM ( 4 months ago )
NASCAR K&N Pro Series schedules set for 2015
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - NASCAR announced recently the 2015 schedules for its top developmental regional touring series, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
2:00PM ( 4 months ago )
Lanierland boys final: Johnson makes history with win over Red Elephants <b> (VIDEO) </b>
Ever the aggressor on the court, Johnson
8:55AM ( 4 months ago )
Sports
Jackets, Mississippi St. clash in Orange Bowl
No. 10 Georgia Tech has the nation's second-ranked rushing offense. No. 8 Mississippi State has held seven of its 12 opponents under 125 yards on the ground.
5:04PM ( 4 months ago )
Ole Miss defense braces for TCU offense in Peach Bowl
Mississippi and TCU were part of the playoffs story in 2014. Each team was part of the chase. Each team fell short of the coveted semifinals.
5:01PM ( 4 months ago )
Kiffin shining again after season of redemption
Lane Kiffin was modest in his goals and complimentary about the team he'll be facing in the Sugar Bowl. He went on and on about how much he's learned from Nick Saban, while insisting it's no big deal when his boss yells at him. Very un-Kiffin-like, you might say.
11:02PM ( 4 months ago )
College Sports
VIDEO: Gainesville baseball rides chemistry, momentum into championship series
For years, the Gainesville baseball team gazed at the outfield wall at Ivey-Watson Field -- adorned with seven state championship banners -- and wondered when the next might come.
5:01PM ( 1 hour from now )
Buford-Whitewater: Who has the experience in epic AAAA title showdown?
If experience is king in the playoffs, then is perhaps Buford, the No. 1 team in Class AAAA and considered by many to be the class of the entire state -- and ranked in the top 10 nationally -- the underdog in Saturday’s championship series against Whitewater?
1:10PM ( 2 hours ago )
No. 6 Nighthawks no-hit by Foley, drop opening round NCAA Championship contest
University of Indianapolis junior ace Morgan Foley etched her name in the NCAA Championship record book, joining a select few in throwing a no-hitter in the NCAA Division II Softball Championship.
By UNG Athletic Communications
10:41AM ( 4 hours ago )
Briscoe to substitute for Hinchcliffe in Indianapolis 500
Ryan Briscoe didn’t think twice about accepting the short-notice request from Verizon IndyCar Series team co-owner Sam Schmidt to drive in the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.
By IndyCar Media
10:00AM ( 5 hours ago )
NASCAR Notebook: Hamlin hopes to sweep Charlotte
Denny Hamlin had one million reasons to smile Saturday.
By NASCAR Wire Service
8:00AM ( 7 hours ago )