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Coach Eric and coach Trent
Ferguson and Wiedeman showing leadership
Georgia Southern's Eric Ferguson, right, offers encouragement to teammate Kyle Doyle after Doyle fouled out against Samford at Hanner Fieldhouse on Saturday, Jan. 4.
The last two years, anybody familiar with Southern Conference basketball would have told you that Georgia Southern’s Eric Ferguson and College of Charleston’s Trent Wiedeman are the best frontcourt players in the league. Weideman transferred to GSU when Mark Byington was hired as the Eagles coach before the season started, providing a one-two punch of forwards in Hanner Fieldhouse that would make anybody in the SoCon — or the Sun Belt, where Georgia Southern will call home beginning in July — nervous. Unfortunately for GSU, both players are sitting out the season with injuries.