Coaches within the NJCAA’s Region XVII selected freshman Bobcat forward Alex Miller to the All-Region First Team squad and sophomore Bobcat guard Ben Patton to the All-Region Second Team squad.
Miller, a 6-foot-5 forward from Calhoun who played at Gordon Central was among the region leaders with 14 points and eight rebounds a game during his first year of varsity basketball on the collegiate level.
Patton, a 5-foot-10 shooting guard from Trenton who played at Dade County set several records from behind the three-point line this past season.
Patton would lead the region in three-pointers and set a college record for the long-distance strikes in a single game with nine versus Johnson University during a December road game to the Knoxville, Tennessee campus.
“We only lose two players this year in Ben (Patton) and Matt (Woods),” said Georgia Northwestern Men’s Head Basketball Coach David Stephenson.
“With student-athletes like Alex already in place for the 2012-13 season, we’ll look really good this year. Recruiting has been very good to us. I plan to have all the new pieces in place by the end of the school year.”
Miller was a a huge presence for Gordon Central during his senior season in 2010-2011 and was a multi-year member of the Rome-News Tribune All-Area Team before moving on to play at GNTC where the men's team is based out of Rossville.