03.27.13: The Community College of Rhode Island will host the Region XXI Men’s Basketball All-Star Game Wednesday April 3rd at 7:00pm at the Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse located on the CCRI Knight Campus in Warwick. This will be your last chance to see CCRI Knights’ men’s basketball standouts: Desmond Williams (Torrington, CT), Bryan Yarce (Cranston, RI) and Isaac Medeiros (Johnston, RI). They will be joined by all the Division II and III All Region team members who have earned postseason honors. The full 2013 Region XXI All-Star Game roster is attached.
Williams was a Co-Captain and was just as impressive as he was in his freshman campaign. He and Yarce led the Knights to an impressive 20-12 record and second Region XXI title in two years. Williams was a prolific scorer for the Knights who was ranked No. 6 in the nation this year by the NJCAA averaging 22.7 points per game and ended his career as No. 4 all-time scorer in CCRI history with 1,332 career points. In his sophomore year Williams scored in double-figures 26 of the 27 games he played in including erupting for 30 or more points five times and 20 or more points 17 times. For his efforts Williams was also honored as the Steve McDonald Award winner as the DIII/CC Co-Men’s Player of the Year by Cox Communications for the second year in a row.
Yarce was also a Co-Captain and continued to be “the creator” while starting 30 of the 32 games for the Knights. Yarce was ranked No. 7 in total assists with 191 and No. 8 by the NJCAA in assist per game with 6.4. Yarce was also ranked No 30 by the NJCAA with 70 steals on the year. In addition, he raised his scoring average to 12.3 points per game. Also during the year Yarce was named NJCAA Division II National Player of the Week for the week of November 12th-18th when he helped spearhead a Knight’s 22 point comeback versus Cuyahoga CC when he scored 22 points with seven assists and seven steals. The bottom line was whatever the Knights needed Bryan delivered! Medeiros was another Co-Captain on the Knights squad and primary low post presence for the Knights. Medeiros averaged 12.8 points per game. In addition, he was ranked No. 15 in the NJCAA in rebounding with 272 total rebounds good for 8.5 per game. Isaac also added one steals and one block per game to help the Knights’ defensive efforts. Medeiros was the only sophomore in the Knights’ frontcourt and his leader ship will be missed next year for the Knights.
Do not miss your last chance to see the Knights men’s basketball stars along with all of the Region XXI All-Stars next Wednesday April 3rd at 7:00pm at the Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse located on the CCRI Knights Campus in Warwick. Admission is free for all fans and scouts.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 18,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 12 varsity programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.
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