Burgess, Office sign with community colleges

Turner County stars are headed to the next level

ASHBURN, GA – The day has finally come.

For some it’s a blessing to not have to guard her anymore, but for others, they’re saying goodbye to one of the best hoopers in south Georgia.

Turner County’s Tykhia Burgess announced Friday afternoon she committed to Coastal Alabama for the next two years.

Burgess was an all time great for the Titans: averaging 19 points, seven rebounds and three steals in 104 games. She also finished with over 1,000 career points, had thirteen 30-point games, and finished with a career-high 40 points in a win over the eventual 2023 state champion Clinch County.

Now she will be teaming up with Crisp County’s Micaylen Holmes – who committed to Coastal Alabama last week – and looks to add to her to resume as a Sun Chief where she says she can’t wait to play.

“I’m looking forward to being a big impact on the team,” Burgess said. “I feel like I could have a great season, graduate and be a better me.”

Burgess wasn’t the only one signing Friday afternoon either. Her teammate, Diamond Office, announced she’ll be headed to Columbia State Community College.

Office wrapped up her senior season averaging three points and four rebounds per game, but was a menace on the defensive side as very few were able to score on her.

But Office said she’s looking to improve her game as a Lady Charger, and she, too, can’t wait for the opportunity.

“I’m looking forward to playing on a bigger level and being exposed to more competition,” Office said.