POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Four Pearl River basketball standouts were recently honored by the MACJC, landing spots in the upcoming league All-Star games.
Representing the women's basketball program will be Gabby Brown (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; Choctaw) and Elexis Peyton (Jackson; Provine). Cedric Brim Jr. (Tupelo; Shannon) and Jonas James III (Jackson; Murrah) will represent the men's squad.
The games are set for Friday, April 12 at East Central.
BROWN & PEYTON
Brown and Peyton were the lone sophomores on a Lady Wildcats squad that continued its improvement year over year. In leading PRCC to both the MACJC and Region XXIII Tournaments, Brown and Peyton averaged 7.2 and 9.2 points per game respectively.
Brown played a high-energy brand of basketball, often active on the defensive end of the court, and finished the season pulling in 4.3 rebounds per game.
Peyton, who redshirted last year due to injury, was a calming presence and a go-to player for Coach Scotty Fletcher's team. In addition to being second on the team in scoring, Peyton's 7.8 rebounds per game were tops on the team. Peyton also led the team with four double-doubles.
BRIM & JAMES
Savvy sophomores, Brim and James helped the team bridge from last year's MACJC Championship team to a historical run in 2018-19. Both Brim and James played crucial roles in leading PRCC to the program's first Region XXIII Tournament Championship and NJCAA Tournament victory. The team's 18-0 start and No. 7 national ranking this season were also high-water marks for the program.
Brim was second on the team, scoring at a 14.4 clip. The North Alabama commit shot 47.1 percent from the floor and was especially dangerous from behind the 3-point arc, converting 53 3-pointers. Brim was also named to the All-Region XXIII Tournament Team after helping the Wildcats run through the three-day tournament.
James was an elite floor general for Coach Chris Oney. James six assists per game were 24thnationally and tops in the MACJC. He also averaged nine points per game.
The all-star festivities will begin in Decatur with the women's game at 5 p.m. Tickets for the North-vs.-South competitions are $8 for adults and $5 for students. The games will be streamed at HolmesCCMedia.com.