Gainesville High graduate and University of North Georgia men’s basketball player Shaquan Cantrell landed on the six-man, 2017-18 Peach Belt Preseason All-Conference Team, the league announced Tuesday.
The senior averaged a team-high 15.8 points per game last season, a mark good for 13th overall in the PBC. Cantrell, who led the Red Elephants to the 2013 Class 5A state championship game, has eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for his career and was a Second Team All-PBC selection last season.
A forward with dynamic scoring skills, Cantrell notched 20 or more points in six games last year and poured in a career-high 36 against Emmanuel. He also averaged 5.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game last year.
UNG begins the season with an exhibition game against Piedmont College on Nov. 6 in Dahlonega.