One of the most heralded basketball recruits in Georgia State’s history has been granted a scholarship release.
Power forward Jervon Pressley of Charlotte signed with Georgia State in the November’s early signing period but asked to be released from his letter-of-intent after coach Rod Barnes was terminated. The request was honored by new coach Ron Hunter, according to Ben Moore of PantherTalk.com:
When Coach Rod Barnes was relieved of his duties on February 26, it was a near lock that Pressley would not step foot on the downtown Atlanta campus. Pressley and his mother had a tremendous relationship with Coach Barnes. She also felt that Barnes would take care of Pressley in Atlanta.
Pressley has had struggles with his academics at Waddell, and there have been rumblings that Pressley had a good amount of work to do to meet the terms of his scholarship offer. In fact, he is still looking for a qualifying SAT score according to one recruiting expert I’ve spoken