“Two of Georgia Northwestern’s latest signees, Sonoraville’s Tavish Reynolds (seated left) and Tre-Vaughn Bostic, pose with Bobcat Men’s Head Basketball Coach David Stephenson shortly after their signing at Sonoraville High School.”

Sonoraville’s top guns head to Cats Country

(Sonoraville, Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern goes to the land of the Phoenix to sign a pair of GHSA honorees from Sonoraville High School.

6-foot-3 slasher Tre-Vaughn Bostic and 6-foot point guard Tavish Reynolds are now officially members of Cats Country at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Bobcat Men’s Head Basketball Coach David Stephenson brings in Bostic and Reynolds as part of a 10-player recruiting class from across the southeast.

Bostic leaves Sonoraville as the school’s all-time leading rebounder. A double-double at home last season against LaFayette highlights the forward’s career as he cleaned the Phoenix nets for 27 points and pulled down 13 boards in the win. “Sonoraville has been home to me,” said Bostic. “Coach (David) Stephenson really seems to have my best interests in mind. He cares about the game. But he seems to care more about what happens to me in college and my future.”

Reynolds rises from the Phoenix to the Cats Den with plenty of references in hand. Buzzer-beaters this season against Adairsville and Chattooga stand at the top of his credentials as he heads into a dog fight for the Bobcats point guard slot in the 2012-13 campaign. And now, Sonoraville’s leading scorer this past season has his eyes on a new floor general opening in North Georgia.

With Georgia Northwestern’s first-ever All-American Matt Woods moving on to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the point guard position is wide open to all comers.

“With Matt gone, I really think Tavish has a great shot at that spot,” said Stephenson. “As for Tre-Vaughn, we are hoping to take a lot of his athleticism and speed and turn him into a slasher of sorts for this team. I really like what Coach Mashburn is doing here and hope this is just the beginning of a pipeline of student-athletes from Sonoraville to Georgia Northwestern.”

The Phoenix brought home a 10-16 mark in their 2011-12 run in GHSA 7-AA. Sonoraville Boy’s Head Basketball Coach Brent Mashburn will enter his seventh season as the top Phoenix with two big holes to fill. “They are both great young men that do what they are supposed to on and off the court,” said Mashburn. “They really meant a lot to this team.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Open team workout dates for the Men’s and Women’s Bobcat Basketball program are posted at GNTC.edu as they are available. Tryout dates will be posted this summer for spots on the 2012-13 Georgia Northwestern Men’s and Women’s rosters. Next season will mark the sixth year of student-athletics at Georgia Northwestern.

Georgia Northwestern competes in NJCAA’s Region XVII in Men’s and Women’s Varsity Basketball. The Bobcats hung conference championship banners in 2008 and 2009. The Lady Cats are the NJCAA Region XVII’s defending champions, advancing the National Sweet 16 in post-season play in 2012.

The Bobcats open their season on November 2 at home when Toccoa Falls College comes to “The R.A.C.” The very next weekend, the ‘Cats pack their bags for the Music City as they return to the Freewill Classic at Freewill Baptist in Nashville, Tennessee. Georgia Northwestern advanced to the semi-finals of the tourney just one year ago.

For more information on Bobcat Athletics at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, contact the Office of Sports Information at 706.764.3813 or e-mail to dfoley@gntc.edu.