Skyhawks Target Earns All-Conference

Georgia Highlands College guard Ty Cockfield (Stetson transfer) was named GCAA All-Conference 1st Team.  GHC’s season continues into late March.

Cockfield boasts UT Martin, FAMU, Eastern Michigan, Loyola-Marymount, and Portland offers.  Murray State expressed interest after a March 4th evaluation.  Morehead State has evaluated Cockfield twice in person.  They are still interested without offering.

“Ty is a 6-foot-0 combo guard who can score,” said GHC Assistant Coach Matt Williams.  “He is explosive.  Ty is super athletic, can score in transition.”

The outside shooting markedly improved in the last few months.

“He shoots 43% from three,” said Assistant Coach Williams.  “He played for Johnson High School in Gainesville,  Georgia and led the state (2014-2015) in scoring.”

Cockfield enjoyed fabulous senior season, during which he scored 40+ three times during a four-game stretch.

From Johnson HS Cockfield selected Stetson in April of his senior year.

Scoring guard @TyCockfield1 has two years of eligibility remaining upon summer arrival.  The Skyhawks of UT Martin will lose four starters to graduation (Rowe, Mobley, Edwards, Martinez).  Every position is up for grabs, with Matthew Butler the only player assured of heavy minutes next fall.

Coach Williams emphasized Cockfield’s ability to score in transition and his athleticism.  On film, Cockfield appears 5-foot-10, despite Stetson’s previous claims of 6-foot-1.  Whatever his height may be, Cockfield’s ability to score is not in question.

As far as a timeline for recruitment, Cockfield’s season could last until March 25th.  His school’s Spring Break begins that same weekend, making visits in the immediate aftermath possible, but unlikely.

Florida A&M was one of the teams to offer Cockfield as a high school senior.  They are back in pursuit.  Many of the other teams to offer have lost their head coaches since 2015.

This winter Ty averaged 16.6 points per game, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.3 assists.

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