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DCHS Alumni sees first collegiate action after redshirt season
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Dawson County alumni Luke Chism dribbles down the court during his first collegiate game with Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville on Jan. 7. Chism scored 10 points and recorded seven rebounds in the GCSU victory. Photo provided by Bobcats Athletics

After redshirting, or sitting out without losing any athletic eligibility, during his freshman season with Georgia College in Milledgeville, Dawson County alumni Luke Chism saw his first collegiate action in the Bobcats’ season opener on Thursday, Jan. 7. 

Chism started for the Bobcats and made four of his seven shot attempts throughout the game, scoring 10 points and reeling in seven rebounds during the Bobcats’ 78-66 victory over Francis Marion University. 

“It means a lot and it felt amazing being back on the court playing the sport that I love,” Chism said after the game.

In his senior season at Dawson County, Chism was named Region 7-AAA Player of the Year and led the Tigers to a AAA GHSA Final Four Appearance in the state tournament. 

Despite sitting out for a season, Chism said that he is excited and ready to continue competing throughout the Bobcats 2021 season. 

“As far as the rest of the season, I’m looking forward to just keep improving my game and working hard for my team.” 

Chism and the Bobcats will play in Dahlonega on Jan. 27 against conference rival, the University of North Georgia. It is not known at this time whether fans will be allowed to be in attendance and is scheduled to start at 8 p.m.