2006-07 ACCAC Men's Basketball News

ACCAC Players Ink with 4-Year Programs — The schools of the ACCAC had 47 men's basketball players sign to continue their collegiate careers at 4-year programs. | More |

PC's Brown, SCC's Ashbaugh to Square Off One More Time — Even though their NJCAA careers are over, Phoenix College's Ira Brown and Scottsdale's Justin Ashbaugh will go head-to-head one final time in the NJCAA Coaches Association All-Statr Classic on April 21st in Kilgore, Texas. Brown, an NJCAA Division II First Team All-American selection in 2007, will play for the National Division II & III All-Stars Royal Blue Team. Ashbaugh, a Third Team All-American, will play on the Maroon Team. | Click Here for More Information on the Classic & to Hear the Games LIVE |

ACCAC Places Four on Men's All-American Squads — Phoenix' Ira Brown leads the way as a First Team NJCAA Division II All-American honoree. Also selected as All-Americans for their outstanding play during the 2006-2007 season were Scottsdale's Justin Ashbaugh, Arizona Western's Kenny Dawkins and Eastern Arizona's Marcus Palmer.

Phoenix Places Sixth at NJCAA Division II Tourney — Cecil Community College defeated the Phoenix Bears 81-78 in overtime of the Fifth Place Game at the NJCAA Division II National Championship Tournament. PC's Ira Brown posted a double-double with 17 points and 16 rebounds in the final game and earned All-Tournament honors. | more |

College of Southern Idaho Defeats AZ Western for District Title — The 9th ranked College of Southern Idaho Golden Eagles defeated #10 ranked Arizona Western 99-89 to capture the District Championship and advance to the NJCAA National Championship Tournament.

#10 Arizona Western -vs- #9 College of Southern Idaho — The Matadors and the Golden Eagles will square off for the District Championship and the right to play for the National Championship on Tuesday, March 13, at 6:00 p.m. (Arizona time). You can catch all of the action on the internet beginning with the pregame at 5:30 p.m. on AWC's web site (www.azwestern.edu/athletics).

Arizona Western Advances to District Finals as Region 1 Champs — #2 seed Arizona Western advanced to the NJCAA District Championships with an 81-63 victory over #1 seed Eastern Arizona in the title game of the NJCAA Region 1 Division I Playoffs. Kenny Dawkins led the Matadors to the Championship with 27 points, while teammate Matt Gonzales added 15 points. Arizona Western will play the College of Southern Idaho, ranked #9 in the nation, for the District title on Tuesday, March 13, at 6:00 p.m. in Salt Lake City, Utah. | More |

Arizona Western to Meet Eastern Arizona for Region Title — #2 seed Arizona Western defeated #3 seed Cochise 80-63 to advance to the NJCAA Redion 1 Division I Championship game at top-seed Eastern Arizona on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Edvaldo Lima and Akeem Royal paced the Matadors into the title game with 15 points each against Cochise. | More |

Phoenix Bears Capture Region Title, Advance to Nationals — The Phoenix College Bears defeated South Mountain 57-54 to capture the 2007 NJCAA Region I Division II Championship. The Bears will travel to Danville, Illinois, for the NJCAA DII National Championships on March 21-24. | More |

Cochise Advances in Region 1 Division I Playoffs — #3 seed Cochise defeated #4 seed Mesa 94-83 to advance to the semifinal round of the NJCAA Region 1 Division II Tournament. Cochise will travel to #2 seed Arizona Western on Thursday, March 8th, for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff. The winner of that contest will face top-seeded Eastern Arizona in the Championship game on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. | More |

Phoenix & South Mountain to Battle for NJCAA Region I D2 Crown — #3 seed Phoenix advanced to the Championship game of the 2007 NJCAA Region I Division II Tournament with a 79-63 victory over #5 seed Pima. The Bears will face top-seeded South Mountain on the road on Wednesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. for the title. The two squads split their two meeting during the regular season with each holding serve on their home court. Phoenix won 74-67 back on December 9th, while South Mountain defeated the Bears 67-62 on February 7th. | More |

Pima, Phoenix Advance in D2 Playoffs — #5 seed Pima upset #2 seed Scottsdale 90-86 to advance to the NJCAA Region I Division II Semifinal game. Pima, which was led to the victory by Cory Humphries' 34 points, will face #3 seed Phoenix in the semifinal on Monday at 7:30 p.m. The Bears advanced to the semis with a 94-50 victory over North Arkansas in the opening round. The winner of the Phoenix/Pima matchup will face #1 seed South Mountain on Wednesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. for the title. | More |

NJCAA Region I Playoffs Set — Eastern Arizona is the top seed in Division I and South Mountain is the #1 seed in Division II as the playoff picture is now clear for NJCAA Region I. | More |

ACCAC Hands Out 2006-07 Postseason Honors — Eastern Arizona Head Coach Tim Parmeter has been rewarded for his team's 23-6 regular season overall record by being selected the ACCAC Coach of the Year. Arizona Western point guard Kenny Dawkins earned the ACCAC Player of the Year award after averaging 17.0 points, 4.5 assists, and 2.9 steals per game. He also leads the ACCAC with an 85.8 free throw percentage. Yavapai's Tom Whitehead is the ACCAC's Freshman of the Year after averaging 22.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game. | All-ACCAC Honors | All-NJCAA Region I Honors |

Sykora Tabbed ACCAC D2 Player of the Week — Scottsdale's Brian Sykora led the Artichokes to a pair of wins and the number two seed in the NJCAA Region I Division II Playoffs to earn the ACCAC Division II Player of the Week honor. | More |

Mesa's Freeman, Pima's Sanchez Garner ACCAC Honors — Mesa's Gabe Freeman averaged 26.5 points in a pair of victories to earn the ACCAC Division I Men's Basketball Player of the Week. Mark Sanchez averaged a double-double on the week to earn ACCAC Division II Men's Basketball Player of the Week honors. | More |

ACCAC Honor Goes to Yavapai's Whitehead — Tom Whitehead 31 points and eight rebounds in a pair of Yavapai victories on the week to be selected the ACCAC Division 1 Men's Basketball Player of the Week. | More |

Pima's Mark Sanchez Tabbed National Player of the Week — Mark Sanchez posted 47 points and 19 rebounds in a pair of Pima victories on the week to be selected the NJCAA Division II Player of the Week for the week ending February 11th. | More |

EAC's Jamestown, Pima's Sanchez Tabbed ACCAC's Weekly Best — Eastern Arizona's Jordan Jamestown had a pair of great games in leading the Gilamonsters to a pair of wins and earn him the ACCAC Division 1 Men's Basketball Player of the Week award. Mark Sanchez led Pima to ACCAC victories over Glendane and Central Arizona to earn the ACCAC's Division 2 Player of the Week award. | More |

EAC's Jamestown, Pima's Sanchez Tabbed ACCAC's Weekly Best — Eastern Arizona's Jordan Jamestown had a pair of great games in leading the Gilamonsters to a pair of wins and earn him the ACCAC Division 1 Men's Basketball Player of the Week award. Mark Sanchez led Pima to ACCAC victories over Glendane and Central Arizona to earn the ACCAC's Division 2 Player of the Week award. | More |

Lima Leads AWC, Brown Paces PC — Edvaldo Lima helped Arizona Western to a pair of victories on the week to earn the ACCAC Division 1 Men's Basketball Player of the Week award. Phoenix College's Ira Brown garnered his second ACCAC Division 2 Player of the Week honor after averaging 22 points and nine rebounds in a pair of ACCAC contests. | More |

ACCAC Honors Adkins & Malone — Cochise's AJ Adkins helped te Apaches to a pair of Conference wins last week to earn the ACCAC Division I Men's Basketball Player of the Week award. The ACCAC's Division II Player of the Week honor went to Chandler-Gilbert's James Malone after he averaged 30 points in two games on the week. | More |

AWC's Bennett, SMCC's Cuen, PC's Holmes Earn ACCAC Weekly Awards — Corderro Bennett helped Arizona Western to a pair of victories to earn the ACCAC Division I Men's Basketball Player of the Week award, while South Mountain's David Cuen and Phoenix College's Ryan Holmes were selected te ACCAC's Division II Co-Players of the Week. | More |

EAC's Palmer, SCC's Sykora Receive ACCAC Honors — Marcus Palmer tallied 18 points in a Gilamonster win to garner ACCAC Division I Men's Basketball Player of the Week honors, while Brian Sykora averaged 23.5 points and 10.5 rebounds for Scottsdale to take home the Division II Player of the Week award. | More |

EAC vs. AWC Postponed —The game between Eastern Arizona College and Arizona Western has been postponed until Monday January 15th.

Coach Tim Parmeter Thanks Well Wishers On a personal note, I wanted to thank all of those people who have emailed, called, and been here for me the last two weeks. Though there are no words that will bring back my son it is nice to hear from so many people. It is overwhelming to think of the number of people that have my son in their thoughts and prayers and to know that he will always be remembered.

I will do my best to respond personally to everyone but as you can imagine things have been quite hectic of late. In the meantime I did want to make sure my gratitude is expressed in at least some small way to everyone - it will never be forgotten.

If you haven't yet, you can check out some great pictures of Ryan at www.eachoops.com as well as at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com.

Thank you, Tim

Whitehead Doubles His Pleasure, Jones Impressive in Three Wins — Yavapai's Tom Whitehead posted a pair of double doubles this past week to earn the ACCAC Division 1 Player of the Week award for the second straight week. Pima's Crayton Jones took home Division 2 honors after leading his squad to three victories on the week. | More |

Whitehead & McCoy Split D1 Honor, Brown Selected ACCAC's Top D2 Performer — Yavapai's Tom Whitehead and Mesa's Adam McCoy were selected the ACCAC's Division I Co-Players of the Week, while Phoenix College's Ira Brown was honored as the ACCAC Division 2 Player of the Week. | More |

Scottsdale's Ashbaugh Selected Co-NJCAA Player of the Week — Scottsdale's Justin Ashbaugh was named the NJCAA's Co-National Player of the Week for the Week ending December 2nd. | More |

Week One Players of the Week Announced — Marcus Palmer (Eastern Arizona) and Dynile Forbes (Cochise) have been named ACCAC Division 1 Co-Players of the Week, while Scottsdale's Justin Ashbaugh is the ACCAC's Division 2 Player of the Week. | More |

Arizona Western Ranked #4 in NJCAA D1 Poll — After going 28-7 last season, Arizona Western will open the 2006-07 season as the #4 ranked program in the NJCAA Division I Preseason poll. | More |

Phoenix College Ranked #10 in NJCAA D2 Poll — Phoenix College, 26-11 last year and coming on the heels of a NJCAA Tournament appearance, is ranked #10 in the NJCAA Division II Preseason poll. | More |

2007 ACCAC Men's Basketball Jamboree Set for October 7th — The 2007 ACCAC Men's Bsketball Jamboree will be held at Scottsdale Community College on Saturday, October 7th. South Mountain and Chandler-Gilbert will square off in the first of 12 games at 10:00 a.m. | View Schedule |

Arizona Western Tops ACCAC Preseason Poll — Arizona Western, 29-7 in 2005-06, received nine of the 11 first place votes to take the top spot in the 2006-07 ACCAC Preseason Poll. | View Poll |

Where Are They Now ? — 31 players from ACCAC men's basketball programs in 2005-06 have signed to continue their basketball and academic careers at 4-year schools. Find out where they are now by following the provided link. | More |

 

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