ALLEN REPEATS AS JAYHAWK WEST MVP; DeBERRY ALSO FIRST TEAM
Hutchinson Community College All-American Kadeem Allen continues build an impressive legacy in a Blue Dragon uniform.
On Friday morning, Allen became the first Blue Dragon in program history to earn back-to-back Jayhawk Conference Western Division MVP awards. Allen is a 6-foot-3 sophomore from Wilmington, N.C.
Joining Allen on the 2014 Jayhawk West first team is sophomore center Coreantae DeBerry, who is a 6-11 sophomore center from Holland, Mich.
KADEEM ALLEN - Jayhawk West MVP
In becoming a rare freshman MVP, Allen averaged 17.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.7 steals per game.
Allen's sophomore performance, by comparison, makes those marks look paltry.
Allen led the Jayhawk Conference and was second in the NJCAA in scoring 26.6 points per game, shooting 46.1 percent from the field, 31.9 percent from 3-point range and 75.5 percent from the foul line.
He has posted the only two triple-doubles in team history and has eight double-doubles. Allen has 13 career 30-point games and a career-high 41 points this season.
Entering Friday's Region VI semifinals, Allen is No. 3 on Hutchinson's singles-season scoring list with 826 points. His 26.6 point scoring average is second best in HCC history. Allen also ranks sixth in single-season assists (183) and is just out of the single-season Top 10 for steals with 70. Allen already holds the single-season record for free throws made with 268.
Allen has had four games of 10 or more assists this season.
Allen is the third-leading career scoring in Blue Dragon history with 1,397 points. Allen is No. 2 in career assists (313), No. 2 in career steals (151), third in career scoring average with 451 points and is the career leader in made free throws (428).
Allen was a nine-time Jayhawk Conference Division I men's Player of the Week and a two-time NJCAA Division I Men's Player of the Week.
Allen joins Joe Mitchell, Darius Johnson-Odom, Bobby Maize and Brandon Gary has recent Blue Dragon conference MVPs.
Allen will play next season at the University of Arizona.
COREANTAE DeBERRY - Jayhawk West 1st Team
DeBerry, a transfer from Mott Community College, has made his presence felt in the paint for the Blue Dragons.
For the season, DeBerry is averaging 12.1 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. He is shooting a Jayhawk Conference-best 69.1 percent from the field, which ranks No. 4 in the NJCAA.
DeBerry has seven career double-doubles, all coming with the Blue Dragons.
His biggest single game was 26 points on 12 of 12 shooting with 10 dunks and 10 rebounds in the regular-season finale 95-82 regional home-game clinching victory at Dodge City.
DeBerry had a career-high 15 rebounds against Frank Phillips College in November.
2014 All-Jayhawk West Team
Coach Of The Year - Bryan Zollinger, Seward County
Most Valuable Player - Kadeem Allen, Hutchinson
Freshman Of The Year - Niem Stevenson, Seward County
Defensive Player Of The Year - Secean Johnson - Seward County
Name College Ht Yr
Kadeem Allen Hutchinson 6'3 So.
Niem Stevenson Seward County 6'5 Fr.
Coreontae DeBerry Hutchinson 6'10 So.
Shaun Stewart Cloud County 6'1 So.
Jeremiah Ingram Colby 6'7 So.
Kevin Allen Pratt 6'10 So.
Javis Flynn Pratt 5'10 So.
EJ Eaves Dodge City 6'3 Fr.
Tyler Corley Barton 5'11 So.
Secean Johnson Seward County 6'5 Fr.
Malcolm Hill-Bey Seward County 6'0 So.
Robert Davis Pratt 5'11 Fr.
Lorenzo Dillard Cloud County 6'2 Fr.
Brian Bridgeworth Seward County 6'10 So.
Jeremy Wilson Garden City 6'6 So.
Jade Cathey Garden City 6'5 So.
Darivs Gibson Barton 6'1 So.
Raheem Johnson Barton 6'9 So.