Posted: Thursday, August 7th 2014 at 12:22pm
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.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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