4 men’s basketball players earn post-season honors
03.30.2016 | By Amanda Fenwick
PASADENA, Texas – Four San Jacinto College men’s basketball players earned post-season honors with spots on the All-Region and All-Region South Zone teams.
Corey Davis (Lafayette, Louisiana / Lafayette HS) earned a spot on the all-region second team and Region XIV South Zone second team, while Jorden Duffy (Upper Marlboro, Maryland / James M. Bennett HS), Ilker Er (Istanbul, Turkey / Arlington Country Day), and Candido Sa (Lisbon Portugal / Colegio Bartolomeou Dias) were each named Region XIV South Zone Honorable Mention.
Davis, a 6-2 freshman guard, was second on the team in scoring at 13.4 points per game, and led the squad in assists per game with a 5.8 mark.
The 6-1 freshman guard Duffy ranked 17th in the region in scoring at 14.4 points per game, which led the San Jac team. He also ranked in the top 20 in the league in field goal percentage (19th at 48.9 percent), three-pointers made (20th at 31), three-point percentage (7th at 42.5 percent), and total assists (14th at 64).
Er, a sophomore guard, averaged 10.1 points per game, 11.6 against conference opponents, placing him 32nd in the league. His 8.6 rebounds per game against Region XIV opponents was sixth in the league, and at 7.5 rebounds per game against all opponents, he ranked 10th in the nation.
Sophomore forward Sa led the league and nation in total blocks with 68 against conference opponents, and 123 overall. He averaged 9.9 points and 7.7 rebounds against Region XIV opponents.
“This is a great honor for these four outstanding basketball players,” said San Jacinto College Head Coach Scott R. Gernander, who just completed his fourth season at the helm of the San Jac men’s basketball program. “They were leaders on our team this season, both on and off the court, and are extremely deserving of this recognition by the league.”
San Jac finished the season with a 22-10 overall record, 12-7 in Region XIV play, advancing to the semifinals of the Region XIV tournament in Lufkin. Tryouts for the 2016-2017 season are scheduled for Saturday, June 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Anders Gymnasium on the San Jacinto College Central Campus.
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, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.