College basketball players are nearing the home stetch of their seasons with conference playoffs approaching in the coming weeks.
Many former Bartow County high school athletes have been playing prominent roles on their teams as they compete during this important part of the season.
Ryan Davis (Chattahoochee Tech So., Cartersville) — The Golden Eagles have five games remaining on their regular season schedule and are currently in fourth place in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association standings. The Golden Eagles snapped a three-game skid Feb. 8 with an 80-63 win at East Georgia State. In two games last week, Davis averaged 13 points against Gordon State College and South Georgia Tech. He continues to shoot a high percentage and was 6-of-10 shooting from the field against Gordon State and 4-for-8 against South Georgia Tech. He had nine rebounds and nine assists in the two games combined, adding a steal in each game. For the season, Davis is averaging 14.4 points per game on 52.3 percent shooting from the field with 5.8 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 2.5 steals per game.
A.J Mosby (Chattahoochee Tech So., Cartersville) — Mosby had a big game against South Georgia Tech as he scored 23 points on 9-of-18 shooting with three 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists and two steals. Mosby has scored in double figures in each game so far this season and is averaging 18.2 points on 52.4 percent shooting from the field, 39.8 percent shooting from 3 and 79.7 percent shooting from the free throw line. He also is averaging 4.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.5 steals per game.
Elijah Robinson (Emmanuel Jr., Excel) — Robinson scored 11 points on 3-of-4 shooting from the field and 5-of-6 shooting from the free throw line in a win against Pfeiffer Jan. 30 with three rebounds and two assists. He had seven points, four rebounds and four assists in a game against Belmont Abbey Jan. 29. He has been receiving about 20 minutes of playing time per game over the last two weeks and is averaging 8.5 points per game in that span. For the season, Robinson is averaging 9.5 points in 20.7 minutes per game on 49.2 percent shooting from the field. He also is averaging five rebounds per game and 1.6 assists per game.
Corey Tobin (Chattahoochee Tech So., Cartersville) — Tobin had just his second and third games without a 3-pointer this season in the two games last week. He still scored six points and grabbed six rebounds against East Georgia State. He hit three 3s for nine points in a game Jan. 30 at South Georgia State and had 12 points with four 3s on Jan. 27 against Albany Technical College. Tobin is averaging nearly eight points per game this season on 41.7 percent shooting from 3 with 2.2 makes per game. He also is averaging 3.6 rebounds, 3.4 steals and 1.4 steals per game.
Rudy Winters (Dalton State So., Excel) — Winters is one of the leading scorers per game for Dalton State, averaging 13.8 points and 3.1 rebounds on 13 games. He has started the last six games and scored 22 points against Blue Mountain on Jan. 18 and a season-high 23 against Bethel Jan. 9. He is shooting 48.4 percent from the floor and 41.4 percent from 3.
Kaelyn Irby (Gadsden State So., Cartersville) — Irby scored 16 points against Snead State Jan. 25, 11 points against Shelton State Jan. 28, 13 against Southern Union State Feb. 1 and five against Wallace State Feb. 4. She also had five assists against Southern Union and six against Wallace State, adding seven rebounds in the Feb. 4 game. Irby also registered four steals against Snead State, and one steal and one block against Shelton State and Southern Union State. For the season, Irby is averaging 12 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists and two steals per game.
Morgan Jones (Gadsden State So., Cartersville) — Jones continues to start for Gadsden State and scored at least seven points in three of her team’s four games the last two weeks. She scored eight against Snead State Jan. 25 and added eight points against Wallace State Feb. 4. Jones also is averaging 4.5 rebounds in the last four games. For the season, she is averaging 5.3 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. She has started 18 of her team’s 19 games.
Marissa Dubose (Gadsden State So., Woodland) — Dubose tied her season high with seven points Jan. 28 against Shelton State. She also got on the board against Southern Union State and Wallace State last week. In addition to the scoring, she’s had at least four rebounds in each of the last four games. She is averaging 1.7 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.
Maya Jones (Gadsden State So., Cartersville) — Jones saw action in three of her team’s four games the last two weeks. Her best game came in a six-point performance against Southern Union. She also had two rebounds against Shelton State.
Sydney Boyd (Brewton-Parker Fr., Woodland) — Boyd scored five points against Middle Georgia State, added three against Brenau and two against Coastal Georgia. She added a rebound in each game and had two steals against Brenau. For the season, Boyd is averaging 4.4 points in 9.3 minutes with 1.4 rebounds per game.
Ashley Huskins (Cumberlands Fr., Cass) — Huskins has been getting an increase in playing time over the second half of her freshman season. She saw 17 minutes, scored eight points, grabbed six rebounds and blocked a shot in an 86-48 win over Berea College Jan. 28. She played 28 minutes, scored six points and grabbed two rebounds in a 59-56 loss Feb. 4 to Shawnee State. She then played 17 minutes and grabbed three rebounds against Georgetown College Feb. 6.