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Three CVCC men’s basketball players win all regions

Three members of Catawba Valley Community College’s men’s basketball program have been honored for their play following the 2021-22 season.

Sophomores Nasim Fuller and Anthony Allen and freshman forward Shad Thomas have all been named Region 10 performers – the second time in Red Hawk men’s basketball program history that three players have received honors. of the conference.

Fuller and Thomas were both named to the first team — the first time in program history the Red Hawks have two men’s basketball players from across the region — while Allen received honorable mention.

“It’s a great honor for Shad and Nasim to be named First Team All-Region, and Anthony to be named Honorable Mention,” said Bryan Garmroth, CVCC Men’s Basketball Head Coach. “We certainly had other players from this team who also deserved, but with 12 teams in our region, there are only a limited number of places across all regions. We’re not allowed to vote for our own players for all regions, so for these three to earn the respect of other coaches, voting for them says a lot about how they played night after night.

A 6-foot-1 sophomore from Concord, North Carolina, Fuller led the Red Hawks this season with 17.4 points per game. Fuller also finished second in rebounds (5.1 per game) and field goal percentage (46.4).

His 540 points scored this winter are the second in a season at Catawba Valley.

“I appreciate everyone who pushed me to be the best I can be this season,” Fuller said.

Thomas, a 6-foot-5 freshman from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, had an impressive first season on the field for the Red Hawks. In addition to being the leading rebounder among National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II men’s basketball players, Thomas set new single-season program records for rebounds (426) and rebounds per game (13.7).

In 31 games, Thomas recorded 22 double-doubles and six games with 20 or more rebounds — two new program records.

“I’m blessed to receive the All-Region First Team,” Thomas said. “It’s been a tough season and we’ve overcome a lot. Hard work always pays off – no matter what, and never let anyone tell you you can’t do it.

Allen, who started in 21 games this season — most of them coming in the second half of the season — averaged 14.2 points per game, which was third for the Red Hawks this winter.

Allen led the Red Hawks in 3-point field goal percentage (30.4) and had a team-leading 65 3-point shots.

“I’m blessed to receive this award,” Allen said. “This is just the beginning.”

The Red Hawks finished their 2021-22 men’s basketball season with a 19-12 record and a 14-8 record in Region 10 games.

Garmroth is impressed with the performance of the three players and also with the play of his entire team despite a difficult schedule.

“When you consider that we made up nine games in three weeks added to the games already scheduled, I think that says a lot about those three and everyone in the team to compete as hard as they did playing. four to five games a week,” Gamroth said.

Below is a complete list of All-Region 10 men’s basketball teams:

2021-22 All-Region 10 Men’s Basketball Teams

first team
Shayne Saigo, wake-up technician
Javeon Jones, Davidson-Davie
Nasim Fuller, Catawba Valley
Shad Thomas, Catawba Valley
LJ Rogers, Davidson-Davie

second team
George Jones Jr., Fayetteville Tech
Avery Huggins, Pitt
Brennan Howard, Southwest Virginia
Tyler Hammond, Louisbourg
Kamron Humphrey, wake-up technician

Third team
Saveon Falls, Southwest Virginia
Kristopher Clark, Pitt
Rujon Walters, Louisbourg
Jeremy Bryant, Fayetteville Technician
Wy’kise Allen, Johnston

Honorable mention
Anthony Allen, Catawba Valley
Chance Jamison, Waketech
Luke Jones, Louisbourg
Green Kamon, Johnston
Jefferson Youngblood, Bryant and Stratton

Player of the Year: Shayne Saigo, Wake Tech
Coach of the Year: Adam Wainwright, Wake Tech