ATHENS, Ga. — P.J. Horne, a graduate transfer for the Georgia Bulldogs from Tifton, Ga., has been named to the Southeastern Conference’s Community Service Team. The players selected were announced by the league office in Birmingham, Ala., on Thursday
Horne has used his brief time in Athens to help Georgia Basketball make an impact throughout the Athens community. He helped the team’s effort to supply Christmas presents to worthy children from the Athens Boys and Girls Club and also took part in the UGA Athletic Association’s “Dawgs for Pups” initiative, which is designed to directly impact local elementary and middle age school children. Horne’s additional contributions also include collecting snacks for kids with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, a coat drive for area children and collecting toiletries with Athens’ Bigger Vision Community Shelter.
On the court, Horne is one of just two Bulldogs to start every game during the 2020-21 season. He is averaging 8.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game and has connected on a team-high 42 3-point field goals. Horne has recorded 11 double-figure scoring outputs, including a team-high 21 points versus Mississippi State.
Horne received his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Virginia Tech last summer before transferring to Georgia. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership at UGA.
In a continuing effort to recognize the accomplishments of student-athletes beyond the field of competition, the following players were highlighted as the Community Service Team for the 2020-21 season – Tyler Jones from Alabama, Moses Moody from Arkansas, Babatunde Akingbola from Auburn, Anthony Duruji from Florida, Olivier Sarr from Kentucky, Aundre Hyatt from LSU, Jarkel Joiner from Ole Miss, Abdul Ado from Mississippi State, Mitchell Smith from Missouri, Alanzo Frink from South Carolina, John Fulkerson from Tennessee, Emanuel Miller from Texas A&M and Isaiah Rice from Vanderbilt.
This marks the 23rd year for the SEC Community Service Team for men’s and women’s basketball. All 21 league-sponsored sports have had a Community Service Team since 2004, with at-large teams for men’s and women’s sports being chosen from 1999-2003. The SEC began the concept with a football Community Service Team in 1994.