Collin College Basketball Players Named All-Region, All-Conference

Lucy Ibeh, Nighael Ceaser, and Destiny Thurman were named to NJCAA REGION V All-Region teams this year.
Lucy Ibeh, Nighael Ceaser, and Destiny Thurman were named to All-Region teams this year. Photos by KIRK DICKEY

Collin College men's and women's basketball players were honored with All-Region and All-Conference team nods for their performances in the 2019-20 season. The teams compete in the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference (NTJCAC) in Region V of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

The Lady Cougars basketball advanced to the NJCAA Region V Championship game despite being hobbled by injuries early in the season. The team went 13-3 in conference, 24-9 overall, and secured their fifth conference championship in six years.

Coach Jeff Allen was named NTJCAC Women's Basketball Coach of the Year. Allen has been a head coach at Collin College since 2004 and has won NTJCAC Coach of the Year five times in that span.

The Cougars men's team went 23-8 overall, 11-4 in conference, and made an appearance in the regional tournament. The team finished second in the NTJCAC.

The following players earned conference or regional honors:

 

COUGARS BASKETBALL

Nighael Ceaser – All-Region Team; All-Conference First Team

Mason Hix – All-Conference First Team

Myles Fitzgerald-Warren – Honorable Mention

Addison Wallace – Honorable Mention

John Achebe – Honorable Mention

 

LADY COUGARS BASKETBALL

Destiny Thurman – All-Region Team; All-Conference First Team; Player of the Year

Lucy Ibeh – All-Region Team; All-Conference First Team; Newcomer of the Year

Awatea Leach – All-Conference First Team

Anyssia Gibbs – Honorable Mention

Cidney Rivera – Honorable Mention 

Shala Robinson – Honorable Mention

 

Collin College serves more than 59,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates, including new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Bachelor of Applied Technology in Cybersecurity (BAT) degrees. The only public college based in Collin County, Collin College is a partner to business, government, and industry, providing customized training and workforce development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which has an enrollment of more than 3,300 each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman's University, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Texas Tech University and the University of North Texas. For more information, visit www.collin.edu.