Although this will be one of the smallest Senior Day classes in recent Georgia State history, it does not lessen the impact that Isaiah Williams and Jordan Session have had on building a winning culture within the program.
Although the routes that they took to get to Georgia State may have been different, each can say when they graduate that the results were the same…wins, and a lot of them. Williams, who earned Southern Conference Freshman of the Year honors at Samford, decided to transfer home after one year at the Birmingham school. Session, on the other hand, made the short drive up I-75 from Eagle’s Landing High School to wear a Georgia State uniform.
“Isaiah and Jordan will truly be missed when their days at Georgia State are finished,” head coach Ron Hunter said. “Jordan has changed so much as a player from his freshman to senior seasons. He grew up on and off the court and earned the right to be a starter this season.
“Isaiah made an impact right away after transferring home. He has made some incredible shots for us over the years and as I have stated previously, he would be the guy I want on the free throw line with the game on the line. His leadership has been invaluable over the last three seasons.”
Both were members of the memorable NCAA tournament run in 2015. Session played 11 minutes against Xavier finishing with a pair of points, while Williams spent the season as a redshirt due to NCAA transfer rules.
Both want to get back to the Big Dance and for it to happen, each will need to play a big role down the stretch run and into the conference tournament.
“For us to get back to the NCAA tournament would be ‘Mission Accomplished!’” said Session. “It would mean everything to me to get to the tournament this year with this team because I know how hard we’ve worked to get there from where we were. These are guys that I’ve basically grown up and come up with during most of my time here at Georgia State.”
Although the season is coming to an end and the Georgia State fans will soon have to say goodbye to Isaiah and Jordan, there is a lot of basketball left to play and these two will always be a part of the #PantherFamily.