The list includes players of all sizes, ranging from giants like Tony Woods (the 6-foot-11 post player who now plays at the University of Oregon after starring at Rome High) to the smaller statured stars like Amanda Parris (a 5-foot-7 guard from Armuchee who is now in her senior season at Anderson University).
The list also includes a large collection of former local stars who are still shining for their respective teams inside the area while playing for Berry, Shorter, Georgia Highlands or Georgia Northwestern Tech.
In the coming weeks, the RN-T will provide updates on the local products by offering a package that will run periodically throughout the winter and spring.
The first installment of the package — which can be found below — focuses on basketball.
Future installments, however, will include updates from other sports, too.
Coaches, fans and parents are invited to help us with this project by submitting information and/or photos about players from the local area who are now performing on the college level.
Here's a look at how the locals are doing:
Ieshia Alexander (Coosa) has seen action in all eight games this season for the Shorter Lady Hawks (4-4), and started in four. Alexander has averaged 5.3 points per game this season.
Larry Bullock (Rome) has seen action in all 10 games for the East Georgia Bobcats, and has started in nine. Bullock has a field goal percentage of 48.1, and his 3-point percentage (45.5) is the third highest in the GCAA Division I.
Vanessa Calhoun (Rome) has started in all 10 games for the Atlanta Metropolitan Lady Trailblazers. Calhoun has averaged 9.7 points per game this season and has an outstanding rebound average of 11.8 per game.
Matt Catanzano (Armuchee) has started in all 11 games this season for the GHC Chargers. His points-per-game average of 12.1 is the second highest on the team.
Alexa Evans (Model) has started in nine of nine games this season for the Berry Lady Vikings (4-5). Evans has averaged 9.8 points per game and has shot 80 percent at the free throw line.
Shelby Farrer (Model) has started all eight games this season for the Shorter Lady Hawks (4-4). She was the leading rebounder for Shorter in six games. Farrer has averaged 7.3 points a game.
Kyle Fleming (Coosa) is one of five freshmen who joined the Convenant Scots this year.
Tyshawn Good (Darlington) has started all 11 games this season for the Belmont Abbey Crusaders (8-3). Good was the leading scorer in nine of the eleven games, and has the highest scoring average on the team this season with 26.9 points per game, which is the second highest average in the NCAA Division II. Good is shooting 85.1 percent at the free throw line.
Jamalcolm Griffin (Rome) has started in all 13 games for Wallace State in Hanceville. Griffin is averaging 12.6 points per game so far this season, the second highest average on the team.
Zac Hale (Coosa) has seen action in two games this season for the Armstrong Atlantic Pirates. Hale is the only freshman who joined the Pirates for the 2012-2013 season.
Tyler Jones (Rome), son of current Rome High basketball coach Keeth Jones, is a redshirt freshman for the Clayton State Lakers.
Mel McClean (Coosa) has started in eight of nine games this season for the Berry Lady Vikings (4-5) and has seen action in all nine. McClean has averaged 9.7 points per game.
Kiarra Parks (Pepperell) has seen action in all 12 games this season for GNTC and has started in 11. Parks has averaged 10.4 points, 2.9 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game for the Lady Bobcats.
Amanda Parris (Armuchee) has started in all 11 games this season for Anderson University. Parris has averaged 9.6 points per game and is shooting 41 percent from 3-point range. She ranks second on the team in steals (17).
Slade Shumate (Coosa) is averaging 10 points per game for the 12-1 Chattahoochee Tech coming off the bench. Shumate is shooting 45 percent from the 3-point line. Chattahoochee Tech is ranked No. 1 in the GCAA, and Shumate has the second highest 3-pointer percentage in Division I of the GCAA at 45.6 percent.
Sierra Smith (Armuchee) has seen action in all 12 games this season for GNTC and has started in 10. Smith has averaged 8.3 points per game so far this season for the Lady Bobcats.
Summer Starr (Rome) has seen action in all 14 games this season for Snead State. Starr has averaged 10.5 points per game this season, the second highest scoring average on her team.
Rachael Turrentine (Darlington) has seen action in all 13 games for the No. 7 ranked GHC Lady Chargers (12-1) this season. Turrentine is averaging 2.3 points per game and is 40 percent behind the
Mauri Wells (Rome) suffered an early season knee injury, and has missed several weeks of action for the Armstrong Atlantic Lady Pirates. Wells saw action in the first game of the season where she scored 10 points. She is expected to return soon.
Keesha Wise (Rome) has seen action in six games this season for GNTC and has started in two. Wise has averaged 14.7 points per game so far this season.
Quinton Wood (Coosa) has seen action in all 11 games this season for the Reinhardt Eagles and has started in 10. Wood has averaged 18.64 points per game this season, and has the highest points per game average on the team.
Charron Woodley (Model) is a forward for the 6-6 Georgia Northwestern Lady Bobcats.
Tony Woods (Rome) has seen action in all 13 games for the 11-2 Oregon Ducks and started in 12. Woods has averaged 19.5 points per game with a field goal percentage of 57 percent.