Wednesday, November 26, 2014

SC Men’s Hoops Puts on "First Whistle" Event for Sheridan Recreation and YMCA

On October 18th, 2014 the entire Sheridan College Men’s Basketball Team helped Sheridan Recreation with their annual First Whistle youth camp. The hour long camp is designed to get the community excited about youth basketball, and it also gives parents a chance to sign their children up for youth teams.

There was a great turnout for the event, which was held at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. The whole men’s team including players and coaches put the kids through lots of drills to help develop fundamentals. Each kid had the opportunity to interact with the players throughout the camp. Overall, it was a very nice event, and the Generals felt honored to be a part of a community event.

The men’s basketball team will be holding their own holiday camp on January 3rd, from 9AM-12PM at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. The cost is $50, and each camper will receive motivational handouts, individual workout material, a camp basketball, and a signed team poster. To register, please call assistant coach Tom Parks at 307-674-6446 ext. 4003 or arrive at 8AM on the day of the camp.

Go Generals!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SC Generals Knock Off Wyoming All Stars

The SC Generals Men's Basketball team took on an all-star squad comprised of 7 former college basketball players on Tuesday, November 18th at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome.  The All-Stars came out on fire as they were able to connect on seven 3-pointers in the first half.  Going into the break, the Generals held a close lead 42-40.

After giving up 40 first half points, the Generals picked up their intensity on the defensive end, only giving up 5 field goals in the first 10 minutes of the 2nd half, and cruising to a 110-69 victory.

The Generals had 5 players in double figures, while every General that played scored at least 5 points.  Leading the way was freshman forward, Tre McCallum with 19 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists.  Sophomore guard, Jamir Andrews helped the cause as he finished with 18 points, 15 of them coming in the 2nd half.  Tyler Hopkins, freshman point guard from Palm Coast, FL, came off the bench and added 16 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists.  Freshmen, Pablo Rivas and Terrell Butler chipped in with 13 and 11 points respectively.

With the win, the Generals move to 6-2 on the season, and head to Casper College this weekend to take on Planet Athlete Prep out of Arizona on Friday.  On Saturday, the Generals take on Region IX foe, Eastern Wyoming.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Jamir Andrews and RaVonn “PJ” Posey Sign National Letters of Intent

Photo by Mike Pruden from The Sheridan Press
On Wedensday, November 12th, two men’s basketball players signed to play at the NCAA Division 1 level. Jamir Andrews (Dublin, CA) signed with Bowling Green State University of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). Jamir was highly recruited after a solid freshman year where he averaged 12.3 points per game, while shooting over 40% from three. So far this year, Jamir has averaged 20.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per contest. When asked why Jamir chose Bowling Green, he said, “I chose Bowling Green State University because I know I can thrive and win there.”

PJ Posey (Milwaukee, WI) signed his letter of intent to play at Cal State University – Bakersfield, who participates in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). PJ has been a big part of the Generals success over his time in Sheridan. As a freshman, he led the team in field goal percentage, while shooting 58% from the floor. So far this season, Posey has started all contests, and he is averaging 5.4 points and 3.8 rebounds. PJ was very excited to sign his LOI, and he said, “My whole life went into that piece of paper that I signed on Wednesday.”

“We are very excited for both Jamir and PJ to sign with NCAA Division 1 schools. It is very rewarding to see two young men work hard on and off the court to achieve their dreams. We truly believe they chose schools that will be a great fit for them,” said Sheridan College head coach Matt Hammer.

Go Generals!