San Jac basketball player signs National Letter of Intent

07.15.2016 | By Calyn Hoerner

PASADENA, Texas - Josh Huntley, a San Jacinto College forward, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Stephen F. Austin University (SFA).

“Josh is a good ball player and an even better person,” said Head Coach Scott Gernander, who has been at the helm of the San Jacinto College basketball program for four years. “He is a blue-collar player on the floor and brought the team great energy throughout the season.”

As one of only three players to play in all 32 games last season, the 6-7 forward produced six double-double performances, averaging 10.3 points per game. He connected on 68.9 percent of his free-throws and 56.1 percent of his field goal attempts. He had 221 total rebounds, 85 of them on the offensive side, and 17 blocks. In his final game with the College, Huntley pulled down a career best 16 rebounds.

Several colleges showed interest in Huntley this past season. The Lauderdale Lakes, Florida (Deerfield Beach HS) native visited Southern University and Texas Southern University before finally deciding to accept the offer from SFA.

“Josh was very patient in making his decision,” said Gernander. “He wanted to make sure he found the right fit, and I’m glad he found that in SFA.”

The San Jacinto College men’s basketball team went 22-10 last season, winning 15 of its 16 home games, and making it to the third round of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XIV tournament. For more information about San Jacinto College athletics, visit sanjacsports.com

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.

For more information about San Jacinto College, please call 281-998-6150, visit www.sanjac.edu, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.