Men’s basketball tabbed to win conference South Zone
10.30.2014 | By Amanda Booren
PASADENA, Texas – The San Jacinto College men’s basketball team was picked by the Region XIV coaches to win the South Zone conference.
With 82 points and eight first-place votes, San Jac was the clear leader in the Region XIV South Zone poll. Second was Lamar State – Port Arthur (73 points, two first-place votes), followed by Lee College (71 points, two first place votes), Blinn College (52 points, one first place vote), Angelina College (39 points), Jacksonville College (33 points), and Coastal Bend College (14 points).
In the North Zone, Trinity Valley Community College was picked first with 84 points and eight first-place votes. Kilgore College was second with 71 points and two first-place votes, followed by Paris Junior College (69 points, three first-place votes), Tyler Junior College (53 points), Navarro College (45 points), Panola College (27 points), and Bossier Parish Community College (15 points).
San Jac returns five players from last season’s squad that went 23-8 overall and was the number three seed at the Region XIV tournament. Among those is guard Michael Hunter, who saw action in all 31 games, averaging 9.3 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. San Jac will also welcome back highly touted guard Dana Raysor, who sat out last season with an injury. Jevonlean Hedgeman and Michael Carey are also back, rounding out a talented cast of veterans for third-year Head Coach Scott R. Gernander. He has also added depth and talent to the roster with the addition of four transfers and five freshmen.
The 2014-2015 San Jacinto College men’s basketball season gets underway this weekend in Plano at the Midwest Scouting Service / Collin College East-West Challenge. San Jac will face Ranger College and Howard College on the road before opening the home season on Tuesday night against Lone Star College – Tomball at 7 p.m.
All San Jacinto College men’s basketball home games are played at Anders Gymnasium on the San Jacinto College Central Campus, located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena.
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.