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Jets flying high into district playoff

Americus--In just four short years Chris Wade has taken the South Georgia Tech men's basketball program from it's infancy to a full grown state champion. But just because Wade and the Jets are the new kids on the block doesn't mean they're satisfied with their Region XVII title.

In fact, the Jets are hungrier than ever to advance to the National Junior College Tournament, in Hutchinson Kansas. In order to do that South Georgia Tech must get by Shelton State, the Alabama state champion, tomorrow night in the District 10 playoff in Tuscaloosa.

Coach Wade says he's not surprised at the amount of success the program has enjoyed in such a short amount of time and credits it to the players and community.

"We were very fortunate last year. We had twelve guys that were extremely talented and did things the way we wanted to and that's kind of carried over into this year's success. And I think the other thing is that the community and the school itself have put so much effort into supporting us and giving us the things necessary to get it done," Wade said.

The Jets will take on Shelton State Tuesday night at 8:30 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Posted by kevin.mcdermond@walb.com