Sherman, Thurman named Collin College All-Americans

Destiny Thurman (left) and Tajzmel Sherman play in 2018-19 non-conference games for Collin College.
Photos by KIRK DICKEY

Two Collin College basketball players have been named All-Americans for the National Junior College Athletic Association. 

Tajzmel Sherman and Destiny Thurman were named Second Team All-Americans for the men's and women's teams on April 8. Sherman has played two years for Collin College. Thurman was a freshman in the 2018-19 season. 

Sherman scored 25.9 points per game, finishing fourth for most points overall in NJCAA Division I. He finished 15thin field goals made and 14thin free throw percentages, with an 87.5 percent average. Sherman contributed 4.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game.  

"Taz is well deserving of his All American award," Cougars Coach Jim Sigona said. "He is one of the most talented players to play at Collin and one of the best junior college players in the country. He holds six Collin College record and has tremendous potential for a bright future at the next level."

Thurman scored 16.1 points per game with a 46.6 percent field goal average. She shot 31.2 percent from three-point territory including a couple of half-court buzzer-beaters. She also averaged 3.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. 

"She has a great work ethic both on the floor and in the classroom," Lady Cougars Coach Jeff Allen said. "We are very proud of her. We look forward to her being a leader for us next year."