#TCCBasketball: Wilson, James headline media’s All-PC teams

Japonica James
Photo courtesy of Greg Rowland

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 16, 2017) – The Panhandle Conference media has released its 2017 all-conference basketball teams. 

Twelve members of the conference’s media selected first- and second-team all-conference squads, as well as an all-freshman team, Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year and Coach of the Year for both men and women. 

Tallahassee Community College was well-represented throughout the voting, comprised of print, radio, digital media and sports information representatives from Pensacola to Tallahassee. 

Highlighting the selections were a pair of women’s basketball standouts. 

Lawriell Wilson was named Co-Player of the Year, an award she shared with Gulf Coast State College’s Taylor Emery, while teammate Japonica James was named Freshman of the Year. 

Wilson and James were joined on the all-conference first-team by Jas Hill. 

Wilson, a sophomore from Kenner, La., is the PC’s leading scorer at 22.0 points per game. She is also averaging 7.0 rebounds and 5.3 assists. 

James, a freshman from Mobile, Ala., leads Region 8 with a 56.3 percent field goal percentage. She is averaging 17.8 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. 

Hill, also a freshman from Mobile, is right behind Wilson in scoring, averaging 19.5 points per game. She is also posting 4.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. 

James and Hill were also named to the women’s All-Freshmen team. 

In the men’s vote, sophomore Kiair Crouch was selected to the All-PC first-team while fellow sophomore David Simmons was a second-team pick. 

Crouch, who hails from Stone Mountain, Ga., averaged 15.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists during the recently-completed 2016-17 season. 

Simmons, a native of Henderson, Ky., averaged 12.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists this year. 

NOTE: The media votes has no bearing on all-state, all-region and all-American voting. 

2017 Panhandle Conference Media All-PC Men’s Basketball Teams

First-team (points)

  • Jared Wilson-Frame, So., Northwest Florida State (99)
  • Jeremy Harris, So., Gulf Coast State (91)
  • Jeromy Rodriguez, So., Northwest Florida State (84)
  • Kiair Crouch, So., Tallahassee (66)
  • Daryl Edwards, So., Northwest Florida State (61)


Second-team (points)

  • David Simmons, So., Tallahassee (51)
  • Jahshire Hardnett, Fr., Chipola (47)
  • Harrison Curry, So., Pensacola State (45)
  • Andres Feliz, Fr., Northwest Florida State (33)
  • Malik Petteway, So., Northwest Florida State (23)


Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically)

Cam Allen, Fr., Pensacola State; Eric Cobb, So., Chipola

All-Freshman Team (points)

  • Jahshire Hardnett, Chipola (45)
  • Andres Feliz, Northwest Florida State (41)
  • Cam Allen, Pensacola State (32)
  • Londell King, Gulf Coast State (17)
  • Will Robinson, Gulf Coast State (17)


Player of the Year: Jared Wilson-Frame, Northwest Florida State
Freshman of the Year: Jahshire Hardnett, Chipola
Co-Coach of the Year: Steve DeMeo, Northwest Florida State 

2017 Panhandle Conference Media All-PC Women’s Basketball Teams

First-team (points)

  • Taylor Emery, So., Gulf Coast State (95)
  • Lawriell Wilson, So., Tallahassee (95)
  • Japonica James, Fr., Tallahassee (76)
  • Danielle Garvin, So., Chipola (62)
  • Shayla Bennett, Fr., Gulf Coast State (57)
  • Jas Hill, Fr., Tallahassee (57)


Second-team (points)

  • Raven Baker-Northcross, So., Chipola (49)
  • Sydnee McDonald, So., Chipola (46)
  • Maria Castro, So., Gulf Coast State (30)
  • LaSonja Edwards, So., Gulf Coast State (17)
  • Nia Johnson, Fr., Pensacola State (16)


Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically)

Xana Dove, Fr., Pensacola State; Barbara Johnson, So., Chipola; Brittney Snowden, So., Northwest Florida State

All-Freshman Team (points)

  • Japonica James, Tallahassee (53)
  • Shayla Bennett, Gulf Coast State (47)
  • Jas Hill, Tallahassee (35)
  • Xana Dove, Pensacola State (14)
  • Jhileiya Dunlap, Gulf Coast State (11)


Player of the Year: Taylor Emery, Gulf Coast State and Lawriell Wilson, Tallahassee
Freshman of the Year: Japonica James, Tallahassee
Coach of the Year: Roonie Scovel, Gulf Coast State 

All-PC Voting Procedures

All-PC voting is determined by a point system. Each voter’s top player receives 10 points, the second-best player, 9 points, etc. The top five vote getters (including ties), based on points, are named First-team All-PC. The next five (including ties) are named Second-team All-PC and all remaining players who receive at least ten points in voting are honorable mention. The top vote getter, based on points, is named Player of the Year.

All-Freshman voting is determined in similar fashion. Each voter’s top player receives 5 points, the second-best player, 4 points, etc. The top five vote getters (including ties) are named to the All-Freshman Team. The top vote getter, based on points, is named Freshman of the Year. The coach who receives the most votes is named Coach of the Year.

Rob Chaney, Director of Athletics at Tallahassee Community College, coordinated the media’s all-conference vote.

All-PC Voting Panel

James Baxley, WKGC-FM/Gulf Coast Sports Network; Bill Brownell, Panhandle Sports Broadcasting; Rob Chaney, Tallahassee Community College/FCSAA Scoreboard Coordinator; Clint Cox, Deep South Sports Broadcasting; Herman Daniels, WKGC-FM/Gulf Coast Sports Network; Luke Fay, TCCeagles.com; Michael Gilbert, Pensacola State College basketball statistician; Dustin Kent, Panama City News Herald; Russell Register, Deep South Sports Broadcasting; Greg Rowland, TCCeagles.com; Rachel Ryan, Northwest Florida State College Sports Information; Seth Stringer, Northwest Florida Daily News.