CARROLLTON, Ga. – The 2017-18 men’s basketball season begins tomorrow, and today, uwgsports.com presents another “Meet the Wolves” segment, as today we take a look at freshman center Jordan Mount.
A 6-10 big man in the middle, Mount brought the crowd to its feet in the first exhibition game of the fall against Carver. A newcomer to the collegiate game, the Carrollton native played eight minutes in his first game in a college uniform. He scored four points and pulled down five rebounds in that contest and quickly became a crowd favorite.
“Jordan is a big body inside who will be able to help us in the coming years,” said head coach Michael Cooney. “He showed some skills in the exhibition game, and with his size, he will be a force as he gets used to the speed of the collegiate game.”
Mount had three foul shots in just eight minutes of action in the exhibition game, and his size in the paint forced the redirection of multiple shots from the Cougars late in the contest. The local native prepped at Carrollton High School prior to enrolling at West Georgia this fall.
Mount and the West Georgia Wolves will open the 2017-18 season this weekend at the GSC/SIAC Challenge, hosted by Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn. The Wolves will take on Miles on Saturday at 7 p.m., followed by a matchup with Tuskegee on Sunday at 2 p.m.