Fans excited for the upcoming basketball season can see both the Georgia State men’s and women’s teams in action for the first time this season at GSU JAM, a free event open to the public on Thursday, Oct. 8. The event will take place in the GSU Sports Arena and also serve as a pep rally for the Oct. 10 football game against Appalachian State.
Both programs will be on hand for introductions, 3-point contests and skills challenges. Afterward, the Panthers will stay around to greet fans and sign autographs.
The two-time defending Sun Belt champion men’s basketball team will take part in both a 3-point and slam dunk contest, while the women’s team, led by head coach Sharon Baldwin-Tener will also take place in a 3-point contest.
There will be plenty of fun throughout the evening beginning at 6 p.m. which will include: concessions and merchandise available for sale, “Knockout” contest with students and the men’s and women’s teams, team Introductions, coaches Sharon Baldwin-Tener and Ron Hunter address the crowd, 3-point contests, dunk contest with student judges, men and women’s basketball autograph signings and finally a Pep Rally with Coach Trent Miles addressing the crowd.
For the dunk contest, students will get the opportunity to be a judge for the contest and could even be used as a prop if elected by a member of the men’s basketball team.
Following the event, both teams will be seated courtside to sign autographs and take pictures with fans.
Less than 100 men’s basketball season tickets currently remain available for purchase in the lower reserved section. The men will play 16 home contests this winter at the GSU Sports Arena. Season tickets are now on-sale by calling 404-413-4020 or visiting GeorgiaStateSports.com.