The last two signings show the program’s interest in good ball handlers as they amass more North Georgia talent.
Prep All-Region standout point guards Quinton Cotton (Model) and Josh Green (Dade County) both recently inked with the Bobcats.
“We lost our All-American point guard in Matt Woods after this year,” said sixth-year Georgia Northwestern men’s basketball coach David Stephenson. “We had our work cut out for us to replace him. I think we’ve come out very lucky. With Quinton and Josh, we know they’re not afraid to go to the basket or distribute the ball.
“Just quality student-athletes.”
It was just before the turn of the year that Cotton hit the 1,000 point mark for his Blue Devil career.
“This is just a great move for me,” said Cotton. “Coach Stephenson really seems to understand me. I like that he wants me to have my education first. I’m looking forward to this year.”
It was just five months ago that the 6-foot-1 Green was running rough shot through his region and helping Dade County easily take home their sub-region title. Green led the way with 29 points in that championship game.
As for Dade’s former top trigger man, Green says he’ll miss Wolverine Basketball.
“I loved the up-tempo style of play we had at Dade,” said Green. If Georgia Northwestern keeps this year’s squad intact for the duration, Green won’t miss a thing. “We’ve prided ourselves on playing 94-feet of basketball each trip down the court,” said Stephenson. “With the depth we have at this point, if everything pans out, we’ll be able to do that for every minute of every game if we wish.”
Both Cotton and Green battled regularly in GHSA’s Region 7-AA for the Blue Devils and Wolverines, respectively. Expected to make the Bobcat roster for 2012-13, these two prep stars will actually be battling it out with another Tennessee Valley point guard for the starting spot at that position.