Vincent Headed To CAA School

James Vincent had plenty of college interest, despite an injury that kept him out the entire summer. He recently made his pick and plans to play his college ball at a CAA school.

Georgia State pulled in a James Vincent, a 6-foot-9, 240-pound center, early Sunday morning. The Columbus (Ga.) Northside standout recently took a visit to the CAA school and gave Rod Barnes the word before he left campus.

"It came down to the atmosphere mostly," Vincent said. "I get along with the players and I like the whole surrounding of it. They'll take care of me when I get down there."

"Overall it was amazing," he said of his visit to Georgia State's campus. "Everybody was friendly. The coaches got along with the players and they were all good guys. I really enjoyed myself."

Vincent, who was forced to sit out the entire summer because of a torn ACL and miniscus, had a number of schools interested, including LaSalle, Florida Atlantic, Jacksonville and UAB.

Among the reasons, Vincent went with Georgia State was the strong bond he built with Panther assistant coach William Small.

"We are real tight and we can joke around lot," Vincent said. "He's kind of like a big brother."

Tony Adams, Vincent's AAU coach, said the 6-foot-9, 240-pound big man stepped his game up before suffering the injury during his junior year.

"Prior to him getting hurt during the high school season he was really starting to come into his own and blocking shots," Adams said.

Vincent is the first member of the 2009 class to commit to Georgia State.

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