Former Westlake Girls High School and North Harbour standout Georgia Perrott-Hunt is the latest in an ever increasing list of Kiwis to be offered an NCAA basketball scholarship.
A New Zealand Under 18 representative back in 2015, Georgia has headed to Tiffin University to play NCAA Division II basketball under first year head coach Jessie Ivey. Known as the Dragons the team finished 9-19 last season in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference but in the coming season will debut in the Great Midwest Athletics Conference.
Coach Ivey is looking forward to Georgia joining the Dragons.
“I am so excited we were able to sign such a talented player and an even better person in Georgia Perrott-Hunt. She will be a huge part of our high-scoring offense as she is able to spread the floor with her outside shot and create mismatches with her size. She has played for a great Coach in Thomas Dryburgh at NDSCS and she will make an immediate impact for the Dragons.”
Perrott-Hunt has spent the last two years in Junior College at North Dakota State College of Science but is relishing the chance to play NCAA Division II basketball.
“I have been looking for an opportunity to challenge myself at a higher playing level since graduating earlier in the year. I had a great time at North Dakota where we won back-to-back regional tournaments but heading to Tiffin to play for the Dragons will extend my game further.
“Coach Ivey has been in regular contact with me and I can’t wait to link up with my new teammates and the Dragons coaching staff.
“I had a couple of offers on the table but decided on Tiffin for a number of reasons. Not only was I impressed with the Dragons basketball programme, where I will be able to play a part as they enter a new conference, but I also like the small town vibe that the university offers. In addition my studies are taking me down a science route and I will be able to continue that path for the next two years,” Georgia added.