Charleston Southern Guard Georgia Elliott-King checked in to give her reflections on her first season overseas.
Georgia Elliott-King featured in the Loughborough Basketball Programme whilst studying at Charnwood College for three seasons before progressing to the US to attend Division One school Charleston Southern.
Elliott-King returned to Loughborough this summer to continue workouts throughout the offseason before returning to the US this week to re-join her teammates in South Carolina.
We caught up with Georgia to talk on her first year overseas as well as how she spent her summer and what she hopes from her second season as a Charleston Southern Buccaneer.
“My first year was very enjoyable one and a real learning curve. I have grown as a person from the experience and have also made improvements to my game, which I believe both will help me a lot moving forward. I very much enjoyed all aspects of life in the U.S so I am looking forward to how things go in my sophomore year.”
Elliott-King has resided in Loughborough for the summer months utilising the facilities at Loughborough University and the Leicester Riders coaches to further her game whilst being close to family.
“I spent my summer catching up with family and friends and working out.
“Being back in Loughborough has allowed me to make use of the good facilities to train and also being able to run out at the scrimmages held there has been great.”
The 1995-born guard travels back to the US this week and shared what she is excited about for her second season in NCAA competition.
“Now I head back to the U.S for summer classes and workouts. I am looking forward to helping my team to continue to improve and hopefully better our record from last season.
Also, I am mostly looking forward to being back on the court and seeing what kind of an impact I can have this season. I would like to get to a stage where I can contribute on the court on a consistent basis. And as always, I would just like to get better.”
Elliott-King also left with some words of advise for the young players currently exploring options in the UK and overseas for next season.
“I would advise the current students to make the most of wherever they are going next and just enjoy it as well as continuing to work hard of course. Also, to be prepared to have to adjust to new and different things and to take them all in their stride.”