South Georgia Tech Lady Jets Shamari Tyson named GCAA Player of the Week for two consecutive weeks
South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets sophomore Shamari Tyson was selected as the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association Division I women’s basketball Player of the Week for the past two weeks. This is the eighth time that the nationally ranked Lady Jets have had a Player of the Week in the past 13 weeks and the fourth time for Shamari Tyson.
Tyson helped the Lady Jets overcome a 21-point deficit to defeat Georgia Highlands on February 12th and clinch their fifth consecutive GCAA conference win. She scored 29 points, five rebounds, four assists and five steals in that conference victory. That effort allowed her to capture the GCAA Player of the Week honors for the week of February 17th.
SGTC’s Tyson had also earned the GCAA Player of the Week honors for the week of February 10th when she averaged 20 points, 7.5 rebounds, nine assists, and three steals in the Lady Jets two conference wins over Andrew College and Central Georgia Technical College.
The 5’4” guard from Fort Wayne Indiana, transferred to South Georgia Technical College this season from South East Illinois College where she was a third team All-American as a freshman. She was first named GCAA Player of the Week on November 11th, 2019 when she averaged 17.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, five assists and three steals for the Lady Jets in two games.
She was also nominated for the week of January 13th after the Lady Jets captured conference wins over Andrew College and Georgia Highlands. She averaged 18 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and three steals in those two conference wins.
The Lady Jets are currently averaging 82.5 points per game over 28 games for a .929 winning percentage. They are shooting 45% from the field, 36% from the three-point line and 63% from the foul line. They are also averaging 49 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists. The nationally ranked NJCAA Lady Jets are 26 – 2 overall and 16 – 0 in the conference.
In addition to Tyson, sophomores Yasriyyah Wazzeerud-Din and Niya Goudalock, along with freshman center Femme Sikuzani, who is 6’ 5” and from the Congo, have also been selected for this honor during the 2019-2020 season.
Despite already clinching the regular season championship, the Lady Jets have two more conference games. They will travel to Griffin on Wednesday, February 29th for a double-header with the Jets against South Crescent Technical College. Then the Lady Jets travel to Albany on Saturday, Feb. 25th to face Albany Tech at 1 p.m.
As the GCAA Regular Season Conference champions, the South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets will host the NJCAA Region XVII tournament on Friday, February 28th and Saturday, February 29th. The Lady Jets kickoff the tournament on Friday at 6 p.m. against the fourth place team in the conference with the 2nd and 3rd place teams facing each other at 8 p.m.
The winner of those two games will play at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 29th for the opportunity to advance to the District J Championship and possibly the NJCAA National tournament.