MSJC men's basketball player David Thompson was named co-Player of the Year in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference's North Division headlining the Eagles 2019 PCAC honorees.
Thompson, a sophomore from Whitefish Bay, WI, averaged 17.9 points per game this season while helping the Eagles to an overall record of 22-5 and a runner-up finish in the PCAC North with a 7-3 mark. Thompson also led MSJC in assists this season at 4.8 a game. Thompson stepped up his game even more during conference games as he averaged just shy of 21 points and dished out 5.5 assists.
Sophomores C.J. Hyder and Deshawn Millington were named First Team All-PCAC for their efforts this season. Hyder, from Cajon HS in San Bernardino, averaged 10 points and 6.5 rebounds in 10 conference contests this year. For the season Hyder made 88 three point shots. Along with Thompson Hyder is the only Eagle to start all 27 games so far this season. Millington a sophomore transfer from Carlisle, PA was the Eagles second leading scorer this season at 14.4 points per game, he was also second in assists at 3.1 a contest. Millington also averaged 5 rebounds a game and was second on the squad in steals with 41 this regular season.
MSJC freshman Luka Filipovic, a graduate of Carnegie HS in Riverside, earned Second Team all-league honors. Filipovic nearly averaged a double double this season at 10.6 points and 8.1 rebounds a night. Filipovic was also the team's top shot blocker with an even 2 per contest.
These four players along with their teammates are set to open the CCCAA Southern California Regional on Friday night when they travel to Riverside to take on RCC. The Eagles earned the #10 seed in the play-offs and are making their 12th straight appearance in the post season.
MSJC's David Thompson (right) was named the co-Player of the Year in the PCAC North Conference on Monday after helping the Eagles to a runner-up finish in the league standings. Deshawn Millington (far left) and C.J. Hyder (middle) were both named First Team All-PCAC. Luka Filipovic earned 2nd Team All-Conference honors. (Michael Frazier/MSJC)