WGTC’S ADRIAN TOLBERT NAMED NJCAA NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Adrian Tolbert, a 6’7 freshman center on the men’s basketball team, was named National Junior College Athletic Association Division III Men’s Basketball National Player of Week, the league office announced on Thursday.
WGTC women’s basketball sophomore Jacky Jones won national player of the week honors in late-November.
Tolbert was recognized nationally for his 18-point, 12-rebound effort in WGTC’s conference opener, a 68-55 victory against Georgia Northwestern on December 14.
The Newnan, Ga. and Northgate High School product has recorded double-digit rebounds in all but four of West Georgia Tech’s 15 games so far this season.
He leads the conference in overall rebounds (142), offensive rebounds (50) and defensive rebounds (92). He is third in the conference in blocks, with 26.
Okolovitch also touted Tolbert’s work in the classroom.
West Georgia Tech is 6-11 overall, 1-0 in conference play against a schedule that mostly includes NJCAA D-I programs. The Golden Knights open up the season’s second half Saturday evening with a 6 p.m. tip at Gadsden State (Ala.) Community College, another NJCAA D-I program.