Georgia State adds another junior college signee

Georgia State is loading up on junior college basketball talent.

The Panthers signed yet another two-year player on Tuesday in Josh Micheaux, a 6-foot-6, 220-pound swingman from Lee College in Baytown, Texas. Micheaux averaged 11.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.6 steals in 2009-10 and was named all-conference in each of his two seasons at Lee.

“Josh is a big wing who is long and athletic,” head coach Rod Barnes said on the school’s website. “He’s a great defender, he can handle the ball, he can score and he rebounds well for his position. He will give us a lot of versatility.”

Micheaux will have two seasons of eligibility at Georgia State,. He hails from Missouri City, Texas, where he graduated from Elkins High. Micheaux’s father, Larry Micheaux, played on the “Phi Slamma Jamma” teams at the University of Houston in the early 1980s.

In case you haven’t noticed, the Panthers — who graduated six seniors — have brought in a bunch of players for 2010-11 season. Micheaux is No. 6, including three JUCO transfers.

Last week State signed 6-foot-10 Eric Buckner of Gulf Coast (Fla.) Community College and 6-7 Brandon McGee of Wabash Valley (Ill.) College. They will join DeVonta White (Roswell-Centennial High), Javonte Maynor (Snellville-South Gwinnett High) and Harold Doby (Augusta-Oldsmar Christian Academy) in the incoming class of 2010.

33 comments Add your comment

Pi$$onaDAWG

April 21st, 2010
1:33 pm

I just want to hear more about all the teams at GSU. When can You get Info on Kennesaw State Teams too? Cover and get Blogs for all the local colleges that play NCAA sports.

Pi$$onaDAWG

April 21st, 2010
1:34 pm

Sorry I am supposed to say “FIRST”.

Pi$$onaDAWG

April 21st, 2010
1:38 pm

Chip I bet you can geta Student that would love to cover Kennesaw State’s teams on a Blog. Why not contact the school and findout if a student want to do some Intern work for the AJC sports? I know there is a student at GSU that would love to get a byline Blog covering the Panters football team for the AJC.

Pi$$onaDAWG

April 21st, 2010
1:52 pm

Kennesaw State and GSU have larger student bodies than TECH. It may take som time but I think the Blog will get a following. Kennesaw has a lot of kids from the area on the Baseball, Basketball, Softball, and Soccer teams that I am sure the prents and friends would love to blog about.

bitter tennersae fan

April 21st, 2010
1:52 pm

whatttt?????, who!!!! youuuonntooo

dowgever

April 21st, 2010
2:13 pm

Hey Chip in addition what Pi$$onaDAWG said, please not only we need to hear of UGA and Tech recruits, we would also like to get updates on all the local schools recruits here in GA such as Ga southern university, University of west Ga, etc etc

GSU Fan

April 21st, 2010
2:48 pm

Solid get for GSU. This kid is a Rivals.com Top 100 JUCO player in the country. As far as coverage for Kennesaw and GA Southern, shouldn’t the Marietta Daily Journal and whatever the Statesboro newspaper is cover Kennesaw and GA Southern, respectively? Tech and GSU are in Atlanta, and of course you have to cover UGA because they are the most popular program in the state, but KSU, Southern and West GA? Come on now…

GSU Fan

April 21st, 2010
2:51 pm

Oh and for GSU fans, join us at http://www.panthertalk.com for more discussion on all the latest on GSU sports.

Pi$$onaDAWG

April 21st, 2010
3:01 pm

GSU Fan: Kennesaw State is in the METRO ATLANTA AREA and full LOCAL PLAYERS. Kennesaw also has a few NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS that Ga. State wishes they had. The worst thing that can happen to Ga. State Football is for Kennesaw State to get Football within the next 5 yrs. Ga. State will not have a chance over a School outside the city by 30 miles.

Pi$$onaDAWG

April 21st, 2010
3:03 pm

GSU FAN try to get a Byline on the AJC BLOGS to cover Ga. State Panthers. I love coach Curry and would love more on this same site too. I will follow your link.

Robert

April 21st, 2010
3:27 pm

From a huge Tech fan the AJC should also do a full story on Tony Ingle- probably the most inspiring individual I have listened to-

I will be mixed when my Techies play Kenn State this year-

gcs

April 21st, 2010
3:35 pm

Georgia State has a basketball team??!!

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Panther fan ready to light up the tailgating grill

April 21st, 2010
4:03 pm

GSU Fan: thanks for the link. Can’t wait for next football and b-ball seasons.

sports fan from a real city

April 21st, 2010
4:04 pm

The State of Georgia has universities??

Delbert D.

April 21st, 2010
4:49 pm

And therefore the AJC shouldn’t cover the University of Georgia because it’s not “metro”?

GSU Fan

April 21st, 2010
6:14 pm

Pi$$onaDAWG, the only school here that won’t stand a chance is the North Avenue Trade School which will become second fiddle to GSU in the next 10-15 years. We’re already grabbing your starting OL Joseph Gilbert, along with Clyde Yandell, and we haven’t even played a single game yet. Just wait and see what the next five years are going to bring. Kennesaw is not even a blimp on our radar.

Davey Boy Smith

April 21st, 2010
7:00 pm

Pretty hard to miss a blimp on the radar…it would be HUGE!

tjhook

April 21st, 2010
7:15 pm

I saw Micheaux play this year while visiting Houston earlier this year. He’s a nice player – strong finisher. I also know about Harold Doby because he and I are from Augusta. You should go watch the GSU team this year . . . they may be successful and entertaining. I’m a Mercer alum, by the way.

GSU Fan

April 21st, 2010
7:39 pm

tjhook, thanks for the feedback. I am also looking forward to seeing Doby next year. He’s a strong-bodied small forward that decomitted from Xavier, so we are glad to have him.

@Davey Boy Smith, please tell me what’s so “huge” about Kennesaw starting football? 3/4 of their student body is from Cobb county, they’ll be playing in an 8,000-stead stadium, and their total endowment is only $24 million. I am all for Kennesaw starting football and think they’ll do great in a conference like Big South, with the possibility of eventually moving to SoCon in the long run. But them being competition to GSU?! Come on now. We’ll be an FBS program in 5-7 years We just broke the enrollment record of over 30,000 students, and show no signs of slowing down. We’ve got bigger fish to fry than Kennesaw.

Pi$$onaDAWG

April 21st, 2010
8:43 pm

GS WHO. your best QB is a Ga. Tech Reject.

Pi$$onaDAWG

April 21st, 2010
8:45 pm

HAHAHAH had to put that in. Your new caoch and QB are from TECH and NAVY. Hope you guys do well.

Directions

April 21st, 2010
9:27 pm

Just clicked on the GSU football website and got the biggest laugh. Stripped across the front of the page: “Deadline for Priority Seating is April 30th”
With the first three games at the spacious Georgia Dome against powerhouses Shorter, Lambuth and Jacksonville State, I think I can wait and take my chances.

Kiffin and his daddy

April 21st, 2010
10:40 pm

PIss thinks Kennesaw will get football. Only flag football as no player would want to play at a college when they can play for a university. Aren’t yall a 2 year school anyways?

Andy

April 21st, 2010
11:20 pm

I think southern poly has a better chance at field a decent football team than Kennesaw. Not trying to be funny but where exactly is Kennesaw anyway??

Master State

April 21st, 2010
11:22 pm

Kennesaw State is funny.

hop

April 22nd, 2010
3:47 am

The depth of college prospects in the state of georgia is HUGE!
plenty to go around with new upstarts seeking to establish a program in football and other key sports.

Starting Defense... WHOOO!!!

April 22nd, 2010
8:17 am

Last I checked, more football is always a good thing.

Hell, give Emory a football program and let the State of Georgia have its own damn conference!

Paddy

April 22nd, 2010
8:32 am

It is sad, but Ga Southern will be relegated to less coverage. The AJC no longer services much of the state with the paper, as economic factors dictate the pull back. Sign of the times!

egeagle

April 22nd, 2010
9:57 am

At Southern, we have our own blog pages and message boards, so we don’t need the AJC, even though the exposure is nice. But all of you bloviating about how great State,Kennesaw,etc. can be, we’ll be glad to lay a beatdown on you either in our house or in a short road trip for an easy win. Come get some. And it’s funny to read POAD rag us by ragging Tech and Navt.

Pi$$onaDAWG

April 22nd, 2010
11:50 am

Kennesaw State University!!! Egeagle I an not ripping ga Southern. GSU FAM you didn’t grab GILBERT. He GRADUATED from Tech and didn’t get in a Masters program. He has a year of eligibility left and wants to play. Well, Guess who was a TECH man and coaches just down the street? Bill Curry. A TECH GRADUATE that respects hard work in school. GSU is offering a Masters Program and Gilbert was accepted. Tech lost a player last year to Jackson State because Tech didn’t have the Masters Program he wanted so he Transfered to Play and Continue his Education. You didn’t GRAB a TECH player you benefit from Tech not accepting or not having a Masters Program.

Pi$$onaDAWG

April 22nd, 2010
11:56 am

ANDY you are s FOOL!! Kennesaw could get some many Players from Cobb, Cherokee, Paulding, and Fulton a hell of a lot easier than Poly Tech. How much has Poly Tech Grown in the past 20 yrs? Kennesaw was a 2 yr school in like 82-85, but now it is a University and has grown 3x-4x in size since then.

GSU Fan

April 23rd, 2010
12:56 pm

Pi$$onaDAWG, if you are a Tech grad, I am genuinely disappointed. Even an eight-year old can see that for a start-up program to be grabbing two offensive linemen from the No. 2 rushing offense in the country does not bode well for GA Tech, especially in the long term. Why does it matter why they are leaving Tech? They could have continued their graduate education ANYWHERE in the country with more established football programs, yet they chose GSU. Bailey Woods, the TE from Auburn did the same thing. He’ll be wearing Panther blue this fall along with Gilbert and Yandell. We are stacking up with high-caliber FBS transfers and if I were you, I’d be more worried what GSU football will do to Tech, rather than what Kennesaw will do to GSU. If you need any more proof, look no further than to last year when USF beat your ACC rival FSU. Case closed.

GSU Fan

April 23rd, 2010
1:00 pm

egeagle, the once-proud team from Statesboro has been living in FCS mediocrity for the past decade, so I would hold off on talking smack of any kind. We already laid a beatdown on you this year on the basketball court, and I doubt the outcome would be much different on the gridiron. Southern is a nice little school and in five years when we go FBS, we will gladly pay you to come up for a nice beatdown at the Dome as we get ready for real competition.