The best season in Salt Lake Community College men's basketball team history continues to get better.
Sophomore point guard DaVell Jackson was honored as an NJCAA first-team All-American for his contributions to the Bruins' stellar season. The other half of SLCC's talented backcourt, Brian Green, also earned a spot in the NJCAA Basketball Coaches Association's second annual All-Star Classic game in Arizona.
Both Jackson and Green were named to the NJCAA All-Tournament team for helping SLCC earn a spot in the NJCAA championship game, which it lost to South Plains (Texas) College last month in Hutchinson, Kan.
Jackson, the Scenic West Athletic Conference player of the year, was a key part of SLCC's run in the national tournament, Region 18 tournament championship and best-ever 32-4 record.
The 6-foot-1 guard from Las Vegas averaged 13.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game this year for the Bruins. He hit 51 percent of his shots from the field, while shooting 70 percent from the free-throw line.
Jackson's best two outings were against highly ranked CSI. He twice scored 32 points against the Golden Eagles, including a big night in SLCC's upset win on the road when Southern Idaho was ranked No. 1 in February.Green, who was an all-stater at Davis High two seasons ago, earned first-team All-Region 18 honors, was named Region 18 tournament MVP and then really carried the Bruins at the national tournament. He was named the tourney's Most Outstanding Small Player.
SLCC WOMEN: Bruins post player Michelle Pace recently signed an NAIA letter of intent to play for Westminster College. Pace helped SLCC finish with a 23-8 record while averaging 13.1 points on 46.2-percent shooting.