MSJC men's basketball player Sam Williams has been named the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference male athelte of the week for the week ending January 25th.
Williams helped the Eagle basketball team extend their winning streak to 10 with two victories last week.
The complete release from the PCAC is below.
PACIFIC COAST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE / JAN. 27, 2014
Athlete of Week honors go to Mt. San Jacinto’s Williams
The Pacific Coast Athletic Conference has selected Mt. San Jacinto College basketball player Sam Williams as its Men’s Athlete of the Week for the week that ended Sunday.
Williams, a 6-foot-8 forward from Hug High School in Reno, NV, contributed 10 points and three steals off the bench last Wednesday as the Eagles turned back Grossmont 70-57 in a battle for first place in the conference’s Northern Division.
On Friday, Williams dumped in 27 points, including a 15-for-17 performance from the field, as Mt. San Jacinto ran its win streak to 10 games by holding off San Diego Mesa’s upset bid 99-95 in overtime. The Eagles are ranked third in the state by the California Community College Men’s Basketball Coaches Association.
Honorable mention for the week went to basketball players Shane Dillon from Cuyamaca, Christian Jones (San Diego City College), Derick Jones (Palomar) and Geoffrey Frid (MiraCosta).
Dillon, a 6-foot-6 freshman from Christian High School and a transfer from the University of Colorado where he had a football scholarship as a quarterback, passed off for seven assists in a 67-65 win over Imperial Valley. Two nights later, he scored 26 points to lead the Coyotes to a 72-57 victory over Palomar.
Christian Jones, a 5-foot-10 freshman point guard from Woodside High School in Newport News, VA, led the Knights, who lead the PCAC Southern Division, past an upset-minded MiraCosta team 78-74.
Derick Jones, a 6-foot-1 sophomore guard out of El Camino High School, scored 20 points as Palomar downed North County rival MiraCosta 71-63. He also tallied 12 points vs. Cuyamaca.
Frid, a 7-foot-1 center from Carlsbad who played at The Impact Academy in Las Vegas and red-shirted a year ago at Cal Berkeley, had 30 points, 23 rebounds and eight blocks for the week for the Spartans, with a pair of double-doubles. He had 14 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks vs. Palomar. He also contributed 16 points, 13 boards and five blocks against City College.