While NJCAA Region 20 is not known as a hot bed for college basketball prospects, there have been several quality players that have come out of the conference.
Division I, Region 20 is comprised of five teams from Maryland. These five teams are Allegany College of Maryland, Baltimore City Community College, Frederick Community College, Hagerstown Community College and Harford Community College.
This article will look at the top-10 sophomore college basketball prospects from NJCAA DI, Region 20.
PG Chris Day, Allegany College: The six-foot,165-pound sophomore did a nice job distributing the ball in 2011-12. Day, led the Trojans in assists 18 times, compiled a two-to-one assist-to-turnover ratio last year.
Day must improve his game in several areas as he wasn’t much of a factor on the offensive or defensive end last season. He averaged 5.6 points while shooting 40% from the field and 33% from the three-point line. Day also only shot 55% from the charity stripe.
SG Rick Mosley, Allegany College: The six-foot-six, 195-pound sophomore was the team’s second leading scorer and third leading rebounder in 2011-12. Mosley has good size and is a good scorer. He must improve his outside shooting to become a major prospect in 2012-13. Mosley only took 24 shots from beyond the arc and made eight (33%) though he did shoot 49% from the field overall.
Mosley averaged 13.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in 2011-12. He also shot 68% from the free throw line.
F Cameron Johnson, Allegany College: The six-foot-eight sophomore showed some potential in 2011-12. Johnson, a good shooter, is still developing his game. He averaged 4.4 points and 3.3 rebounds last season. Johnson shot 56% from the floor and 40% from the free throw line.
F Justin Kuntz, Baltimore City Community College: The six-foot-seven sophomore forward is perhaps the most talented player on the list. The athletic Kuntz is explosive and has the ability to play inside as well as outside offensively. He also runs the floor well.
Kuntz averaged 4.4 points and 4.4 rebounds in nine games with Polk St in 2010-11. He didn’t play basketball in 2011-12.
G Will Adams, Baltimore City Community College: The six-foot-four, 190-pound guard transferred from Towson University. Adams averaged 1.9 points and 1.2 rebounds in 27 games for the Tigers in 2011-12.
F Scott Johnson, Frederick Community College: The six-foot-seven athletic forward is an intriguing prospect. Johnson, scored in double figures in nine of his 19 games last season, has the ability to score and get to the line. He is also a good rebounder.
Johnson is in the process of developing a solid perimeter game though he needs to improve his long distance shooting. He averaged 9.5 points and 6.1 rebounds in 2011-12. Johnson also shot 45% from the field, 33% from three-point line and 69% from the free throw line.
Antwon Pittman, Hagerstown Community College: The six-foot-six sophomore was solid defensively in 2011-12. Pittman wasn’t much of an offensive threat last season, averaging just four shots a game though he did connect on 37% of his three-point attempts.
Pittman averaged 4.4 points and 3.7 rebounds in 2011-12. He also shot 41% from the field and 71% from the free throw line.
Carlos Brown, Harford Community College: The six-foot-three, 210-pound sophomore forward was an All-Region 20 second team selection in 2011-12. Brown is a capable scorer and rebounder. He shoots the ball well but still does need to improve his outside and free throw shooting.
Brown led the team in rebounds (9.7 per game) and shooting percentage (57.9%). He was second on the team in scoring with 13.1 points a game.
Dimitrious Jelen-Joy, Harford (MD) Community College: The six-foot-two, 175-pound sophomore was an All-Region 20 second team selection in 2011-12. Jelen-Joy is a scorer who likes to have the ball in his hands. He shot the ball decently from long range 36.5% but will need to be more consistent overall as he shot only 39% from the field for the season.
Jelen-Joy led the team with 14.6 points a game but only dished out 38 assists in 2011-12.
Daniel Benjamin has coached basketball for four years.