April 10, 2007
Albany - It was just over a month ago Albany Tech announced they would field a men's basketball team for the first time next season.
The response from area players has been outstanding.
On Tuesday, Albany High guard Bryan Chatmon became the first signee in the history of the Titans program.
Chatmon was an all-state guard for the Indians.
Albany Tech head coach Sylvester Patterson says Chatmon is the first of ten players he needs for the fast paced style of basketball he wants to play.
A style it turns out has caught the attention of local high school coaches who are looking to send their star players to the next level.
Albany Tech coach Sylvester Patterson said"They have seen an opportunity for their players to come out and play in a system where there are going to be a lot of opportunities to score and just to get down and play defense also."
Bryan Chatmon said"Kind of excited to go there. Playing at home and playing in Albany. Helping start a program get off on its feet."
Albany Tech also signing Willie Butler and Melvin Patterson from Miller County High School.
Forward Ken Williams from Crisp County and Turner County guards Rayshard King and Roshawn
Jackson played for the Rebels in the 2005-2006 season.