GEORGIA STATE PANTHERS NEWS

Green Named to NABC Honors Court

For the second-straight year, Georgia State's Ryann Green has been named to the NABC Honors Court, recognizing those men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season.
Via Georgia State - Official Site
4 days ago

Pardue to Take Athletes in Action Team to Philippines

Georgia State assistant coach Claude Pardue, who enters his fifth season with the Panthers in 2015-16, will spend the next three weeks coaching a United States-based Athletes in Action team in the Philippines.
Via Georgia State - Official Site
10 days ago

Harrow Signs Pro Contract with Rethymno in Greece

After a remarkable two-year career at Georgia State, Ryan Harrow has signed a contract to play professionally for the Rethymno Cretan Kings of the Greek League.
Via Georgia State - Official Site
12 days ago

Productive Summer for Hunter and Panthers

Although the 2014-15 season technically ended on March 21 in the third round of the NCAA tournament, it really has continued for head coach Ron Hunter and his Georgia State team
Via Georgia State - Official Site
13 days ago

R.J. Hunter skips ESPY Awards to stay in Las Vegas

R.J. Hunter is having himself quite the impressive showing in Las Vegas, nailing tough outside jumpers on a regular basis and showing why he's such a dangerous offensive player. And unlike some players at summer league, Hunter decided to stay with his team instead of traveling to Los Angeles for the ESPY awards. Here's his explanation, courtesy of the Boston Herald:“I just felt...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgia State Falls Short at ESPYS

The Georgia State men's basketball team lost out on an ESPYS Award for "Best Upset" to Ole Miss football's win over Alabama Wednesday night at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.
Via Georgia State - Official Site
18 days ago

Celtics Rookie R.J. Hunter Skips ESPYs To Stay With Team At Summer League

The Georgia State men’s basketball team earned an ESPY nomination for its upset of Baylor in this year’s NCAA Tournament, but the star of that squad won’t be on hand for the festivities. Instead, R.J. Hunter will be spending his Wednesday night a few hundred miles away in Las Vegas, where his new team, the Boston Celtics, currently is competing in the NBA’s Vegas summer...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NBA Draft: Celtics Select Georgia State Guard R.J. Hunter At No. 28

The Boston Celtics added another guard to their roster with the No. 28 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by selecting Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter. He will become the first Georgia State player to play in the NBA. Hunter led Georgia State to the 2015 NCAA Tournament, where they upset Baylor in the second round before losing to Xavier. He averaged 19.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists...
Via NESN.com
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State Nominated for ESPYS Award - Best Upset

Georgia State was nominated Wednesday for its first ever ESPYS Award. The Panthers are up for Best Upset. Fans can vote at ESPN.com/ESPYS.
Via Georgia State - Official Site
June 24, 2015

Hunter Named Court Coach for U.S. Pan American Team Camp

After leading Georgia State to one of its most successful seasons in program history, head coach Ron Hunter has been named a court coach at the upcoming USA Basketball team training camp for the Pan American Games.
Via Georgia State - Official Site
June 22, 2015

R.J. Hunter is the Rising Star That No One Has Heard Of

R.J. Hunter is trying to prove himself as a lottery pick in this year’s NBA Draft. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/ Getty Images) For many, R.J Hunter was the guy who hit that ridiculously deep shot against Baylor in last year’s NCAA tournament to upset the Bears and send Georgia State through to the next round. Not many people knew the type of numbers he put up for the Panthers this...
Via The Sports Journal
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers Open Summer Workouts, Ready to Defend Title

Coming off a second-straight 25 win season and an appearance in the third round of the NCAA tournament, Georgia State head coach Ron Hunter welcomed the Panthers back to campus on Monday for the first day of skill-instruction and workouts.
Via Georgia State - Official Site
June 09, 2015

Georgia State Panthers 2015 Preview and Prediction

Patience will need to be in ample supply for Georgia State. The Panthers have gone 2-33 during the last three seasons as the startup program has...
Via Athlon Sports
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Draft Season Is Here – R.J. Hunter Scouting Report

Previous Scouting Reports: Joseph Young Rondae Hollis-Jefferson One of my favorite memories of the 2015 NCAA March Madness is the Georgia State upset of 3rd seed Baylor in the second round. R.J. Hunter hit a deep three-pointer to win the game, his dad and Coach Ron Hunter celebrated the shot by throwing his hands in the air and following off of his stool. Why was he sitting on a...
Via Oregon Sports News
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

GSU Finishes Sixth in Sun Belt All-Sports Award

Georgia State accumulated 85 points to finish sixth in the Sun Belt's overall sports award for 2014-15. That up from seventh in its first Sun Belt season.
Via Georgia State - Official Site
May 18, 2015

Sun Belt Schedule Finalized, Panthers Host Eagles Jan. 19

Georgia State finalized the 2015-16 Sun Belt Conference schedule on Monday announcing that both the men and women's basketball teams will host in-state rival Georgia Southern on Tues., Jan. 19, in the GSU Sports Arena.
Via Georgia State - Official Site
May 11, 2015

Alabama's Mitchell Transferring to Georgia State

Alabama shoot guard Devin Mitchell, who played locally at Collins Hill High School in Suwanee, has announced that he will transfer to Georgia State. He will have three years of eligibility remaining.
Via Georgia State - Official Site
April 30, 2015

Former Panther Krubally Named Italian League MVP

Former Georgia State big man Ousman Krubally has been named MVP of the Italian League, following a remarkable season for the Legnano Basket Knights.
Via Georgia State - Official Site
April 28, 2015

R.J. Hunter Leaving Georgia State For NBA Draft

R.J. Hunter will leave Georgia State to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft. Hunter finalized a decision with his family, including his father, Georgia State coach Ron Hunter, over the weekend, sources said. Hunter is considered a late first round pick after averaging 19.7 points per game for Georgia State.
Via RealGM
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State's R.J. Hunter entering NBA draft

ATLANTA (AP) Georgia State junior guard R.J. Hunter is entering the NBA draft after making one of the most memorable shots of the NCAA tournament. Hunter announced Monday he will give up his final year of eligibility and plans to sign with an agent shortly. He is the son of Georgia State coach Ron Hunter. The move was expected after R.J. Hunter won his second straight Sun Belt Conference...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter planning to enter NBA Draft

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY SportsR.J. Hunter was an NCAA Tournament hero this year, and it all started with a huge game-winning three-point shot for Georgia State. He was an electric scorer all season long, but hadn’t gotten national media attention on a consistent basis up until that clutch shot went through the net. According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports...
Via Sports-Glory
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

UT Arlington-Georgia State Weekend Notes

UTA and Georgia State are in the mix early on in Sun Belt Conference play, as both are sitting at 4th and 5th in the standings through the first few series’ of the conference season. Though this won’t be posted until the weekend is over, I’m going to post my thoughts on the series during the weekend. Friday: Georgia State 5 – UT Arlington 2 Georgia State had control of this...
Via Baseball Essential
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State Coach Delivers Tearful Postgame Speech About His Son (Video)

Even when they’re out of the NCAA Tournament, Georgia State still finds a way to be the greatest part of March Madness. Head coach Ron Hunter became something of a national treasure after he tore his Achilles celebrating his team’s tournament berth only to then fall off his rolling stool when his son R.J. hit a game-winning 3-pointer to upset No.3 Baylor just a few short days...
Via NESN.com
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State coach Ron Hunter made it all about himself and his kid

Achilles tearing, stool falling off Georgia State head coach Ron Hunter was lucky to be the coach whose kid played for him and he wasn't the worst player on the team. (Coach's kids are always the best or the worst member of a team. Look it up.)And even after losing to Xavier Saturday when coach talked about "R.J. Hunter and the rest of the guys"...we let it slide.But then he broke...
Via Bob's Blitz
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgia State's tourney run turns into one heck of a father-son trip

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — You’d have never had a clue based on the way an inconsolable R.J. Hunter bear-hugged his dad as he walked off the court with 19 seconds left in Georgia State’s 75-67 loss to Xavier on Saturday, but there was a time not too long ago when the Panthers junior wasn’t even positive he’d made the right decision when he followed his father from Indianapolis...
Via Fox Sports
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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