Andrew Knowles - 2008

Andrew Knowles was a 1968 graduate of Beach High School. He played for the legendary coach and GSAHF inductee Russell Ellington. Knowles was All-State and All-city twice and was a member of Beach High's first state championship team in 1967 and runner-up in 1968.He was selected to the Georgia State Alll-Stars and South Squad in 1967 and 1968. Andrew attended Moberly Junior College and Louisiana Tech. At Moberly, Andrew was the 1970 MVP, All-Conference and second team All-America. During his freshman year he scored 562 points and had 213 assists. The following year he scored 752 points and had 290 assists -- both school records. At Louisiana Teach, Andrew made the All-Gulf States Conference team in 1970 and 1971 and All-Southland Conference in 1972. He scored 431 total points and average 15.4 points per game his junior season and scored 461 points and averaged 17.7 points per game his senior season. After college, Knowles was drafted by the Denver Rockets of the American Baseball Association in the 19th round and the Phoenix Suns of the NBA in the supplemental draft. Andrew played for the Flint Pros in the CBA. Upson returning to Savannah, Andrew was active in recreational sports with the City of Savannah Department of Leisure Services and also served as a football umpire and basketball official.

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