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    • Gerald Fitch

      One of the biggest honors for an Athlete is to have their jersey number retired and that happened for former Westside great Gerald Fitch whose number 4 was set aside earlier this year by the Seminoles. Fitch, who was 4 A Mr. Georgia Basketball in 2000 averaged 26.5 points a game for Westside before signing a scholarship to play for Tubby Smith at the University of Kentucky. His freshman season Fitch was named to the All SEC freshman team after averaging 6.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game. As a senior Gerald was All SEC first team as picked by the league’s coaches. He averaged 16.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.3 steals his final season. Over his four seasons in Lexington the Cats compiled a 105-29 record which included three regular season and three SEC tournament championships. In one of those tournament championships he was named tournament MVP averaging 19 points a game. He hit 8 three pointers in wins over Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. Fitch played professionally for 13 seasons, mainly overseas, and was with the World Champion Miami Heat during the 2005-2006 season. He received his degree from Kentucky in 2017. (more)

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