March 23, 2012

Clayton State’s Greene, Williams, Gibbons to participate in GABCA Senior Showcase

MORROW, Ga. – March 23, 2012 – The Clayton State Lakers will be well-represented on Saturday as a part of the GABCA (Georgia Basketball Coaches Association) Senior Showcase at 7:30 p.m. at Oglethorpe.

Clayton State men's senior basketball players Torrin Greene and Teondre Williams will participate in the event, while Laker head coach Gordon Gibbons will be one of the coaches. Greene and Williams will both play on the team coached by Gibbons, and it will be battle of minds for the Clayton State head coach. Opposing Gibbons on the other all-star team will be Waycross College head coach Cory Baldwin, a former Clayton State player and long-time assistant under Gibbons.

Overall, there will be 12 players from the Peach Belt Conference participating in the event.

Greene, a 6-foot-6 forward from Riverdale, Ga., recently completed his four-year career at Clayton State. He finished third all-time at Clayton State in games played with 110, fifth all-time in blocked shots with 86 and eighth all-time in 3-point percentage at .373.

Williams transferred to Clayton State from Division I Oregon for his senior season. The 6-5 wing from Atlanta led the Lakers in scoring, averaging 18 points a game. He was ranked fourth in the Peach Belt in scoring, and has reached double-figures in scoring in all but three games played this season. That earned him both All-Peach Belt and Division II All-Southeast Region honors.

Williams scored 20 or more points in 11 games, highlighted by a career-high 28 points against Limestone, plus 27 points against Flagler and 26 points against West Georgia. He also scored 24 points each against Tennessee Temple, Edward Waters and West Georgia and is shot 76 percent from the free throw line this season.

SALTER, WILLIAMS SELECTED GABCA ALL-STATE: The GABCA recently announced its 2012 All-State teams, consisting of players at the NCAA Division II, Division III, NAIA and junior college levels throughout the state.

Selected first team All-State for Clayton State was senior guard Anthony Salter, while Williams was a second team selection.

Salter, a 5-11, 170-pound senior point guard from Tallahassee, Fla., took over successfully following the graduation of last season's All-PBC guard Timmy Downs. The Division I transfer from Hawaii is averaged 17 points to rank eighth in the Peach Belt. He also shot 38 percent from 3-point range and 75 percent from the free throw line.

Salter scored in double-figures in all but two games played this season. He scored a career-high 26 points against UNC Pembroke, plus 25 points against Montevallo twice and against Augusta State.

In addition to Salter and Williams, junior guard Tony Dukes was a GABCA All-Academic selection.

Questions and comments should be directed to mikemead@clayton.edu

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