Georgia State Faces UL Lafayette Sunday With NCAA Bid on the Line
Official Release | 3/16/2014, 9:26 a.m.
Four current Georgia State starters have scored 1,000 or more points in their careers. The Panthers join Elon and North Dakota State has the only programs in the country with four active 1,000-point scorers.
One of those 1,000-point club members is senior Manny Atkins who earned All-Sun Belt Second-Team honors on Tuesday. The Tucker, Ga. native is averaging 14.5 points and a team-high 6.2 rebounds per game. He is among the top 15 in the conference in both categories, adding 1.4 steals per game, third in the league.
One of the top 3-point shooters in the Sun Belt, Atkins is shooting 48.0 percent from the floor and making 43.8 percent from 3-point range, knocking down 2.2 3s per game, both among the top seven in the conference. He is on pace to be the second-best 3-point shooter in program history, currently making 43.7-percent from beyond the arc for his career.
Redshirt-junior Ryan Harrow earned All-Sun Belt First-Team honors earlier this week in his first season at GSU. Also a 1,000-point scorer, Harrow is adding 17.3 points per game, fifth in the league, and has scored 20 or more points a team-high 14 times this year, including a 20-point, 4-assist effort against Arkansas State on Saturday.
Harrow is dishing out 4.4 assists per game, third in the Sun Belt and is second in the league with a 2.6 assist/turnover ratio. He is shooting 83.0 percent from the free throw line, the fifth best mark in the conference.
Senior Devonta White earned All-Sun Belt Third-Team honors following a year in which he averaged 11.7 points and a team-high 4.5 assists per game. He joined the 1,000-point group in the final game of last season and currently stands at 1,374 points, just one point shy of Chavelo Holmes for third on the all-time list at Georgia State.
White is one of four Panthers shooting at least 80.0 percent from the free throw line and has a 2.6 assist/turnover ratio, tops in the Sun Belt. He enters play in the top 10 for a career in nearly every statistical category and will finish among the top five in points, steals, assists, games played and starts.
Redshirt-junior Curtis Washington rounds out the starting line-up. Washington is averaging 7.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. He leads the Sun Belt making 66.7 percent from the floor and is second averaging 2.3 blocked shots per game.
Georgia State is averaging 77.9 points per game, second in the Sun Belt. The Panthers lead the conference in scoring margin, free throw percentage, field goal percentage, field goal percentage defense, blocked shots, steals, turnover margin and assist/turnover ratio. Offensively, GSU is shooting 47.2-percent from the floor and 37.9-percent from 3-point range.