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6/7: Local Roundup
Former GSU hoops stars stand out abroad
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    Former Georgia Southern men’s basketball standouts Julius Jenkins and Jean Francois recently completed successful seasons in the German 1.Bundesliga, the top professional basketball league in Germany.

    Jenkins (1999-03), a three-time All-Southern Conference performer, averaged a team-high 15.3 points per game and led Alba Berlin to a 52-12 record, tops in the league. The Deerfield Beach, Fla native scored 20 points or more seven times.

    Jenkins shot 48.3 percent from the floor, including 41.6 percent from 3-point land. He also led the team in steals and was second in assists.

    His 16.2 ppg average in league games ranked fifth in the 1.Bundesliga and he was tabbed to the All-Bundesliga First Team.

    Berlin, the top seed in the playoffs, was swept 3-0 by No. 8 seed Quakenbrueck in the quarterfinals.

    Francois (2002-05), a member of the Geissen 46ers, averaged 6.7 points and 3.9 rebounds in 33 appearances. The West Palm Beach, Fla. product reached double figures seven times and scored a season-high 23 points against Walter Tigers Tübingen.

    The 46ers finished 15th in the league with a record of 22-42.

    Statesboro baseball summer camps

    Statesboro summer baseball camps will be held Monday through Wednesday (ages 6-8) and June 11-13 (ages 9-12) at Mill Creek Field Two. The cost is $45, and the camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon. You can register at the camp on the first day by arriving at 8:30 a.m.

    Hatcher, GSU to host football camp

    The Youth Football Camp is for ages 6-12 and will begin on Tuesday and end on Friday.

    The camp will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at noon each day. The cost is $75 per camper. The Chris Hatcher QB School will be held on June 13-15 and is open for rising 8th through 12th graders, for $300 per camper. The Eagle Skills Camp/Offensive Line School will be held on June 17-19 and is open for rising 8th through 12th graders, for $200 per camper.

    For more information please call (912) 681-5522 or visit the Camps/Clinics website at to download the applications.

    BA FUNdamental football camp

    Bulloch Academy assistant head football coach Ronnie Hodges invites local and area boys and girls going into grades second-fifth to sign up for the Gator FUNdamental football day camp.

    The annual camp, conducted by Coach Hodges and several present and past BA football players, runs from June 18-21 from 9 a.m. to noon. This instructional opportunity will provide campers with basic football fundamentals in a relaxed, fun-filled environment. Campers will receive a camp t-shirt and opportunities to win awards in various skill-level competitions.

    The cost of the camp is $85. For more information, contact Coach Hodges at 764-0718 or 587-5070 or the school’s athletic department at 764-0715.

    BA basketball camp

    Bulloch Academy head basketball coach Chandler Dennard invites local and area boys and girls going into grades 2-5 to sign up for the 2007 Gator Basketball summer camp.

    The annual camp, conducted by Coach Dennard and several present BA basketball players, runs from June 25-28 from 9 a.m.-noon. This instructional opportunity will provide campers with basic basketball fundamentals in a relaxed, fun-fill environment. Campers will receive a camp t-shirt and opportunities to win awards in various skill-level competitions.

    The cost of the camp is $85. To sign up or for more information, contact Coach Dennard at 764-0703 or the school’s athletic department at 764-0715.

    Screven County wrestling camp

    Screven County High School will run a wrestling camp from June 25th-the28th. The cost is $50. The camp will be split into two sessions. Ages six-12 will be from 9 a.m. until Noon. Ages 13 through rising high school seniors will run from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.The camp will take place at the old Screven County High School Gym. Registration forms can be picked up at all Screven County Schools as well as the Screven County Recreation Department and in Statesboro at the Honey Bowen Building.

    Contact Mike Ward at (912) 541-4224 or call the school at (912) 564-7114

    GSU Women's basketball camp

    Georgia Southern head coach Rusty Cram will be conducting the GS Hoops 2007 Individual Camp June 28 through June 30.

    The camp is designed to teach basketball fundamentals and to use basketball as a tool to develop confidence, leadership and winning attitudes. The camp will focus on daily individual skill development to improve passing, rebounding, shooting, ball handling skills and other basketball related skills with an emphasis on sportsmanship. The camp is open to girls ages 10-18 and will be held at Hanner Fieldhouse. Campers will receive a t-shirt, certificate and awards. Those who chose to board will be housed in Johnson Hall and receive breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    The cost of the camp is $110 for commuters and $200 for those choosing to stay on campus.

    For further information, please contact Regina Days-Bryan at (912) 681-5861.

    Panthers invited to USA Junior Nationals

    After an outstanding performance in the USA Junior Nationals all-state high school basketball competition at Georgia Tech, Portal’s Jaleisia Coleman, Sacona Sheffield, Bridgett Oglesby and Kanesha Eason have been invited — based on their performance — to participate in the prestigious USA Junior Nationals International Sports Festival in Columbus, OH., from July 23-29.

    Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., the USA Junior Nationals provides one of the top amatuer competitions in the United States and offers its program to all athletes who have high talent level in basketball.

    It aims to develop their skills and techniques through statewide, national and international competition.

    If you would like to help Coleman, Sheffield, Oglesby and Eason with their trip, donations are welcome by contacting Earl Donaldson at (912) 865-2640.

    GSU Football season tickets on sale

    Season tickets for the upcoming 2007 Georgia Southern football season are now on sale. The Eagles, led by first year head coach Chris Hatcher, will play six games at Paulson Stadium this fall.

    A Paulson Stadium ticket seating diagram and link to the Game Day Shuttle service can be found on the Web site by clicking on Tickets. Fans can purchase tickets by calling 800-GSU-WINS or (912) 681-0123.

    Seating in Sections C, D and E at Paulson Stadium require a membership with Southern Boosters and minimum donation.

    Southern Boosters members also enjoy numerous benefits, some of which include: Paulson Stadium parking ($120 minimum donation), seating priority and pre-game access to the Bishop Field House ($600 minimum donation). To receive more information or make a donation to Southern Boosters call (912) 681-5520.

    Season tickets range in price from $90-$150.

    The Subway Family Plan will again be available for $60. With a minimum purchase of three Subway Family Plan season tickets, fans can watch the exciting action from a seat in Sections A or G. On a per-game basis, Reserved seats with Backs are $22 otherwise Reserved seating and Adult General Admission are $20. Youth General Admission (Ages 3-12) is $10 per game. A special rate of $12 is available for group sales of 50 or more.