Junior College Big Man Down to Two

The University of Georgia and coach Dennis Felton just finished a season where the four departing seniors accounted for the vast majority of his production, while freshmen filled out the rotation. The Bulldogs could look to the Junior College ranks for next season.

For the 2004-5 season, Dennis Felton is currently looking at a roster both short in terms of height, and experience, which is leading him to look at junior college big men to help round out a class that already includes Top 100 G Channing Toney out of Snellville, GA, and 3 star G Sundiata Gaines from Archbishop Molloy High School in Briarwood, N.Y.

One of the players being looked at is Engelbert Cherrington, a 6'7 PF out of Midland (TX) Junior College. The Belize City, Belize native just finished a season where he averaged 11 points, and 10 rebounds, and helped his team win 3rd place in the NJCAA National Championship.

"He's a power forward all the way," said Midland head coach Shanon Hays, who described his player as an athletic kid with big upside.

Hays also said Cherrington has paired down his list to a pair of finalists, both of whom have offered him. The Central American is expected to visit both Georgia and Arizona State this month, and will likely make his decision by the time basketball's spring singing period begins in April.

According to Hays, both finalists have what Cherrington is looking for, an opportunity to contribute early, and solid coaching staffs.

He should also have no trouble qualifying academically.

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