Kelton Hill will start at quarterback for Georgia State in this weekend’s game against South Alabama.
Bo Schlechter will back up Hill. Drew Little, who didn’t play in last week’s loss at South Carolina State, will sit out this week’s game because of injuries.
Hill, a native of Douglasville who played at Lithia Springs High School, will be making the first start of his career. He has passed for 83 yards this season, but has rushed for 127, including 94 last week.
The Panthers, losers of their last five, could use a spark on offense. They’ve surpassed 350 yards on offense just once this season and haven’t scored more than 24 points against any Division I teams this season.
In other news, Georgia State was picked to finish 11th in the 12-team CAA in men’s basketball today. Drexel was picked to win the league. The conference’s coaches, media relations directors, and media members were polled.
Forward Eric Buckner was an honorable mention selection on all-conference teams. Old Dominion’s Kent Bazemore was selected as preseason player of the year.
2. George Mason
4. Old Dominion
5. James Madison
6. William & Mary
11. Georgia State
CAA preseason teams
First Team Cl. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous School
Kent Bazemore, Old Dominion# Sr. G 6-5 195 Kelford, N.C./Bertie
Bradford Burgess, VCU Sr. G/F 6-6 225 Midlothian, Va./Benedictine
Samme Givens, Drexel# Sr. F 6-5 220 Philadelphia, Pa./Acad. of the New Church
Quinn McDowell, William & Mary^ Sr. G/F 6-6 215 Mason, Ohio/Archbishop Moeller
Ryan Pearson, George Mason# Sr. F 6-6 237 Far Rockaway, N.Y./Christ the King
Second Team Cl. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous School
Chris Fouch, Drexel^ Jr. G 6-2 178 New York, N.Y./Rice
Devon Moore, James Madison Jr. G 6-4 180 Columbus, Ohio/Northland
Mike Moore, Hofstra Sr. G 6-5 200 New Haven, Conn./Hillhouse/Fordham
Keith Rendleman, UNCW Jr. F 6-7 215 Iron Station, N.C./East Lincoln
Devon Saddler, Delaware So. G 6-2 205 Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen/Winchendon Prep
CAA Preseason Player of the Year: Kent Bazemore, Old Dominion
Honorable Mention: Eric Buckner, Sr., F, Georgia State; Jonathan Lee, Jr., G, Northeastern; Dartaye Ruffin, So., F, Drexel; Joel Smith, Jr., G, Northeastern; Julius Wells, Sr., F, James Madison
In other football news, Georgia State’s men’s soccer team has reached No. 27 in the RPI rankings. It’s the highest mark in school history.
The Panthers (10-3-1, 4-2 CAA) will visit Old Dominion on Wednesday and will host James Madison at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The 10 wins are the most for the team since 2000.
– Doug Roberson, AJC. Follow me on twitter @ajcgsu.