Carrollton, GA – May 11, 2005 – The rebuilding of the West Georgia Braves men’s basketball has taken another major step forward.
Coach Ed Murphy has announced the addition of his third signee of the Braves’ 2005 recruiting class. Andrius Petkunas, a 6-5, 205-pound wing player, will join the Braves following a transfer from Division I Towson (Md.) University.
“Drew is an impressive basketball player,” says Murphy of his newest recruit. “He’s an excellent outside shooter, and was really impressive coming off screens and taking it to the basket. I’m sold on him.”
Petkunas comes to West Georgia after missing all of the 2004-05 season with a knee injury. As a sophomore the previous year, he worked his way from reserve-to starter, scoring in double figures 10 times for the Tigers. This includes a 19-point effort in a game vs. Drexel.
UWG’s newest addition is a native of Panevezys, Lithuania, and attended high school at Christian Faith Center Academy in Creedmoor, N.C. He is the second Towson transfer to sign with West Georgia this recruiting season. The other Jake McCartney, a 6-10 post player and Petkunas’ former roommate.
Joining Petkunas and McCartney in this season¹s recruiting class is Sam Richardson. A 6-4 swing man, Richardson is headed to West Georgia from Southern Mississippi.
Murphy and his staff continue with their recruiting efforts for the coming season. The Braves¹ coaches are working to replenish a roster following the loss of six seniors from the 2004-05 season.