GA Highlands 2016 #JucoTeamPreview

Editors Note: Our #JucoTeamPreview series takes a look at numerous Junior College programs that are participating in our #JucoReport Jamboree Series that includes both the Battle of the South Jamboree on October 8th, the CBHoops Juco Jam South October 15th, and  Juco Jam Atlanta October 22nd. All Players Highlight in Blue below link to their #JucoReportCard.

Jamborees Participating in:

#BOTSJamboree-Oct 8th (Kell HS, Marietta,GA)-Click Here for Info

#CBHoopsJCPrepJam-Oct 22nd (Lake Point-Emerson, GA)-Click Here for Info

Last Season’s Record


Won Regular Season and Conference Championship

Lost in Elite 8 in NJCAA Tournament

Players from last season’s Team who moved on to 4 Year Level

Immanuel Griggs-Jacksonville State

Justin Bridges-Chaminade University

William Gibbons-Florida Atlantic University

Jordan Adams-Fort Valley State Universtiy

Paris Ballinger-USC Aiken

Top Returning Players/Recruitment

Tylik Evans- 15ppg 5rbs 5ast 3sts-Getting recruited by Robert Morris, GA State, Jacksonville State

Kyvon Davenport-15ppg 9rbs 3blks-Getting recruited by Colorado State, Texas Tech, ETSU, UNC Greensboro, GA State, Iona, Tennessee Tech, UT Martin, UT Chatt, Arkansas, Portland State, ECU, NC A&T, Jacksonville State and a host of other schools.

Top Newcomers/Recruitment

Ty Cockfield-Transfer from Stetson avg. 8.5ppg-Getting recruited by Georgia, Mississippi State, Michigan, Auburn, Louisiana-Monroe, FAMU, UNCG

Dandre Bernard-Redshirt transfer from North Florida-Iona, SE Louisiana, SC State, Middle Tennessee State

Tre Malony-Redshirt transfer from Augusta University-SE Louisiana, SC State, UMES, Norfolk State, UT Chatt

Rico Bonds-15ppg, freshman of the Year in Florida JUCO, Redshirt Transfer from SC State-Getting recruited by Louisiana-Monroe, Kennesaw State

Kamar McKnight- St.Peters, Maine, Jacksonville State

Antonio Wade-Transfer from McLennan JC-getting interest from Jacksonville State and Iona

Donovan Ham-Transfer from Texas Tech-Getting Recruited by Iona, Texas Southern

Massamba Dioum– Host of SEC, ACC and BIG 12 Schools


Georgia Highlands has gone 64-9 over the past 2 seasons winning two consecutive GCAA Conference Tournaments and consecutive trips to Hutch.  They have made two deep runs at the National Tournament the last 2 years and this years team on paper looks to be the most talented team they have ever had.  Quote from Coach Gaffney “this year team has a lot of talent from top to bottom, the task is to getting all players to buy in and play as one.  If they do this could be a very special group.”  We look forward to having GA Highlands at the #BOTSJamboree Oct 8th at Kell High School (Marietta,GA) and the #CBHoopsJCJam Oct 22nd at LakePoint Sports Complex (Emerson,GA).