Three SGTC Jets ranked in NJCAA national poll | Community Spirit
CRISP and SUMTER COUNTIES, GA - News release from South Georgia Technical College
South Georgia Technical College’s Khiry White, Kentavious Clowers and Phillip Flowers were all ranked individually in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) national basketball poll this week.
White and Clowers have appeared in the rankings consistently throughout January, but this was the first time that Phillip Flowers had cracked the national polls for 2012.
White, a 6’1” sophomore guard from Columbus, GA, dropped one spot to fifth in the NJCAA national polls in the steals category. He had been ranked fourth for the past two weeks.
Clowers, a 6’5” freshman forward from Nashville, Georgia, dropped four notches into 16th place in the rebounding statistics and dropped completely out of the top 50 spots in individual scoring. He had moved as high as 42nd in that category last week.
White is averaging 3.429 steals per contest this season. He has a total of 72 throughout 21 games. He is ranked fifth behind Jordan Roach of Temple College who is leading the nation with an average of 4.524 steals per game.
Clowers is the 16th best rebounder in the nation with an average of 10.435 per game. He has played in 23 games and has 50 offensive rebounds and 190 defensive rebounds for a total of 240.
Phillip Flowers, the 6’ 4” sophomore guard from Lauderdale Lakes, FL, joined Clowers in the national rebounding rankings.
He was ranked 44th in the national with an average of 8.913 per game. He has 32 offensive rebounds and 173 defensive rebounds for a total of 205.
White, Clowers, Flowers, and BJ Davis were also spotlighted in this week’s Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association’s (GCAA) individual rankings.
Clowers is currently the fourth highest scorer in the GCAA with an average of 17.4 points per game. He has a total of 399 points this season. He is also fourth in the GCAA in rebounding.
Khiry White leads the state in steals and is also ranked seventh in the GCAA in assists with an average of 4.8 per game.
He is also ranked ninth in the state in individual scoring with 14.4 points per game. He has scored a total of 303 points this season.
Phillip Flowers and B.J. Davis were also ranked individually in the scoring category for the GCAA. BJ Davis, a 5’10” freshman from Cleveland, TN, is listed as 17th in the state with a total of 12.8 points per game.
Flowers is ranked 21st in scoring with 11.4 points per game. Davis has a total of 294 points this season and Flowers has 263.
Flowers is also ranked fourth in the GCAA in three point percentage shooting. He has a 40% success rate from the three point line.
Davis is close behind in eighth place with a 38% success rate from the three point line. Flower is 38 of 95 and Davis is 87 of 229. Flowers is also ranked seventh in the state in rebounding.
The Jets are currently 5 – 7 in the conference and 12 – 12 overall. They will face Albany Tech at home Thursday, February 9th in a double-header with the Lady Jets.
The women open up at 5:30 p.m. against the Lady Titans from Albany Tech followed by the Jets at 7:30 p.m. in the Hangar on the SGTC Americus campus.