MSJC men's basketball player Samuel Williams has been named the PCAC North Player of the Year as he helped guide the Eagles to their second straight conference title. Blake O'Donnell, Isaiah Jones, PeeWee Gardner, and
Tre Hunter were also honored when the All Conference Team was announced Sunday.
Williams, a Reno, Nevada native, finished the regular season as the Sate's top scorer averaging 25.8 points per game. Williams scored in double figures in 28 of MSJC's 29 games this season and scored over 30 points an amazing 9 times. Williams recorded his career high on January 9th against Palomar when he had 45 points. He also ended the regular season as the second leading rebounder for the Eagles at 7.1 per contest.
O'Donnell, from Yucaipa High, earned First Team All PCAC North honors by averaging 10.8 points and a team high 7.2 rebounds per game. O'Donnell also passed out 3 assists a game helping the Eagles to a 22-7 overall record.
Jones and Gardner both earned Second Team All Conference recognition for their play this year. Gardner, a freshman from Oakland, ended regular season play as the Eagles second leading scorer at just shy of 12 points per game while he also passed out a team high 4.6 assists a game. Jones was the PCAC's top shot blocker and was 5th in the state in blocks for the season. The Sacramento native averaged 5.6 points and 5.4 rebounds to go along with his league leading 3 blocks a game. Sophomore Tre Hunter out of Los Angeles was named Honorable Mention All Conference after averaging 8 points and over 3 rebounds a game for the Eagles.
MSJC head coach Trent Skinner was also honored as the co-Coach of the Year in the PCAC North Division for his team's accomplishments this year.
MSJC earned the #7 seed in the Southern California Regional and will open post season play on Friday with a home game against 10th seeded Citrus. Friday's game on the San Jacinto Campus is set to tip-off at 7 pm.
Samuel Williams (right) was named the PCAC North Division Player of the Year after leading MSJC to their second straight conference title while Blake O'Donnell (left) earned First Team All League honors.