Season Recap: Men’s Basketball


DJ Cadden, Sports Editor

Georgia Southern began the 2021-22 basketball season with high hopes.

New additions Tre Cobbs, Mannie Harris and Carlos Curry highkighted an eventful offseason for head coach Brian Burg and Co.

GS started the season hot, winning their first four games en route to a 7-4 non-conference record. The Eagles were two points away from taking down ACC foe Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

However, once conference play began, things quickly went downhill for the Eagles.

The team began conference play by losing five of their first six Sun Belt Conference games. To follow up the slow start, the Eagles won three road games in a row, before losing six consecutive games. On the bright side, the Eagles closed out the season with a win on senior day to finish the season at 13-16 (5-11 SBC).

Senior guard Elijah McCadden (11.7 points per game) and junior forward Andrei Savrasov (10.7 PPG) were the only Eagles to average double digits, while Kamari Brown was right behind them with 9.5 PPG.

Savrasov and Prince Toyambi led the way on the boards, corralling over five rebounds per night, while McCadden led the team with 2.6 assists per game.

The Eagles are in line to lose at least six players to graduation unless their extra year of eligibility is used. McCadden has already entered his name in the transfer portal.

Brian Burg must be extremely active this offseason to ensure the team improves, otherwise his seat may be getting a little bit warmer.