CARROLLTON, Ga. - The West Georgia men's basketball program picked up a Division I transfer post-player from the Atlantic 10 this week, as head coach Dave Moore announced the signing of Gerald Blount for the 2018-19 season.

Moore is excited with the addition of Blount to the UWG program, “He is a physical, athletic forward that will provide lots of versatility to our roster. We expect Gerald to have an immediate impact in the GSC. 

Blount (6-6, 225) is a forward who played for two seasons with St. Joseph's of the Atlantic 10. He comes into West Georgia as a junior in 2018-19, coming back to his Georgia roots, as he is originally from Suwanee, Ga. 

UWG’s coach is also very high on Blount’s basketball pedigree, “He has spent the last two seasons at St. Joseph’s playing for one of the best basketball coaches in the country in Phil Martelli. We are thrilled to have Gerald at UWG and look forward to big things from him for the next two seasons.”

Blount joins incoming freshmen Tomasso Gini and Jared Simmons in the first recruiting class under head coach Dave Moore, who took over the program in the spring of 2018. The new-look Wolves will report for the fall semester in mid-August, and official practice begins on October 15.  

Gerald Blount
6-6 - 225 - F
Atlanta, Ga. 
Pomfret School (Conn.)
St. Joseph's

2017-18: Appeared in three games... Saw action in road win at Fordham... Scored two points and added a rebound in season-high two minutes at Davidson... Made season debut in win over Dayton, scoring two points and adding two rebounds. 

2016-17: Played in nine games... Pulled down a rebound at Dayton... Scored one point and added first collegiate steal in season-high four minutes against Lafayette... Had two points on a pair of free throws and added a rebound in collegiate debut vs. Columbia... Pulled down a rebound at #2 Villanova.

High School/Personal: Two-time All-New England Honorable Mention Class B selection while at the Pomfret School in Connecticut… Averaged 10.0 points and 7.8 rebounds in 2015-16… Grabbed double-figure rebounds seven times, with a single-game high of 19 boards… Previously lived in Bayonne, N.J. and attended St. Anthony and St. Benedict Prep, … Originally from Suwanee, Ga... Majoring in finance.

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