The Northern Texas Junior College Athletic Conference announced the 2016-2017 Men's Basketball Awards today. Temple College had a few players recognized with honors. Freshman point guard from Katy, J.R. Adams, received Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-Conference honors for Region V North. Adams played in all 30 games, starting 14 of them, and averaged 15.7 points per game overall and 17.2 points per game in conference. He racked up 160 steals in the regular season, with 69 of those being in conference. Adams currently leads the nation with an average of 5.3 steals per game. Temple's Max Portmann and Kaelin Jackson also received First Team All-Conference honors. Portmann, a sophomore forward from Wichita Falls, started in all 30 games for the Leopards. He averaged 17.4 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per game overall and 16.0 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game in conference. Jackson, a freshman guard from Missouri City, started in all 30 games for the Leopards. He averaged 19.0 points per game overall, which ranks him 42nd nationally, and 19.8 points per game in conference. He also racked up 76 steals in the regular season and an average of 2.5 steals per game, which ranks him 14th nationally. Temple's Malik Malone was recognized with Second Team All-Conference honors and Torenzo Saunders was recognized with Honorable Mention honors.
Men's Basketball All-Conference Players Announced
Mar 05, 2017