Hoops Fan Fest fired up Eagle Nation for 2016-17 Basketball season

Jerell Rushin

Georgia Southern’s basketball program hosted the Hoops Fan Fest Wednesday, in the newly renovated Hanner Fieldhouse to get basketball supporters ready for the 2016-2017 season.

During the fest, the men and women’s basketball teams held intra-squad scrimmages. Afterward, fans were given the opportunity to meet and greet the student-athletes. Schedules, posters and autograph sessions were available to all in attendance and free t-shirts were given to the first 200 fans.

The men’s team scrimmage was tightly contested as it came down the last possession. Following the men’s scrimmage, the men and women had a 3-point competition. In the final matchup, Aubrey McRae of the men’s team defeated Nakol Franks of the women’s team. Alexis Sams and Brown faced off in the skills competition.

The women also return all five starters and kick off the season with an exhibition game against Coastal Georgia on Nov. 1. The men begin their season with an exhibition match Nov. 3 against Lees-McRae. Both games will be played at the Hanner Fieldhouse.