3 men’s basketball players sign National Letters of Intent
05.04.2017 | By Amanda Fenwick
PASADENA, Texas — Three San Jacinto College men’s basketball players have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their basketball careers and educations at Texas four-year universities.
Corey Davis (Lafayette, Louisiana / Lafayette HS) and Chris Harris (Houston / James Madison HS) will play next season at the University of Houston, while Jorden Duffy (Upper Marlboro, Maryland / James M. Bennett HS) has signed to play at the University of North Texas. All three are expected to earn their associate degree from San Jacinto College by August.
Davis, a 6-2 guard, started in all 35 games for San Jac this season. He averaged 17.4 points, 3.7 assists and 3.2 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game. He recorded 14 20-point games, including scoring a season-high 27 points, twice. He was 19th in the country in three pointers, connecting on a team-high 98-of-213. Davis is a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) first-team all-America selection and first-team all-Region XIV selection.
Harris averaged 5.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game as a sophomore, playing in all 35 games for San Jac. His 2.9 blocks per game average was third in the country. The 6-10 center connected on 57.6 percent (87-of-151) of his shots from the field.
Duffy led the team in scoring, averaging 19.4 points per game, a mark that ranked him 35th nationally. His 660 points this season was 11th in the country, and put him over the 1,000 point mark for his San Jac career, finising with 1,062 total points. Duffy led the team in assists with 164 total, ranking him 37th in the country. The 6-2 guard was a third-team NJCAA all-America selection, and earned first-team all Region XIV honors.
“I’m extremely proud of these guys for their hard work on and off the court which earned them the looks from several coaches and schools around the country,” said San Jacinto College Head Coach Scott Gernander, who completed his fifth season at the helm of the men’s basketball program. “They were a big part of our success this season, and I am excited to watch them continue their basketball careers at the next level.”
San Jac finished the 2016-2017 season with a 33-2 overall record. The team was the overall No. 1 seed at the NJCAA national tournament, its 21st national tournament appearance. San Jac earned the automatic bid to the NJCAA national tournament with a Region XIV championship. It was the second trip to Hutchinson under Gernander, who guided the 2015 team to the national tournament on an at-large bid.
For more information about the San Jacinto College men’s basketball team visit the San Jacinto College athletics website.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.