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GAC grad Wiedeman transferring to Georgia Southern from College of Charleston

Greater Atlanta Christian grad Trent Wiedeman will transfer from the College of Charleston, where he has played basketball the past three seasons, to Georgia Southern, his family confirmed this week.

The 6-foot-8, 255-pound forward will join new Georgia Southern head coach Mark Byington, a former Charleston assistant. Byington coached with the Cougars for nine seasons until the 2012-13 season, when Doug Wojcik was hired as the program's new head coach. Wiedeman will sit out the 2013-14 season because of the transfer and will have one season of eligibility with the Eagles.

Wiedeman had offseason ankle surgery and a serious ankle injury early in his junior season at Charleston, forcing him to miss nine games. When he returned, Wojcik played him predominantly off the bench and Wiedeman averaged 8.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in limited minutes.

That was a drop-off from his sophomore season, when he averaged 12.1 points and a team-high 8.7 rebounds, earning All-Southern Conference honors under the previous coaching staff. He also averaged 8.4 points and 6.6 rebounds in 2010-11, earning Freshman All-Southern Conference honors.