Prince George's Men's Basketball Opens Maryland JUCO Play On Wednesday Against Allegany (Md.)

Prince George's Men's Basketball Opens Maryland JUCO Play On Wednesday Against Allegany (Md.)

GAME DAY INFORMATION
Allegany (Md.) (4-0, 0-0 MD JUCO) at Prince George's (3-2, 0-0 MD JUCO)
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 7 p.m.
Novak Field House | Largo, Md.

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opening tip… After a week off the hardwood, Prince George's men's basketball will play three games in four days. The Owls will conclude a two-game homestand on Wednesday and open up Maryland JUCO play against Allegany College of Maryland. Prince George's defeated the Trojans 88-76 last season in Cumberland.

last time out… Sparked by 17 points off the bench by Gus Stone, Prince George's Community College downs Pennsylvania Highlands Community College 63-51 on Nov. 8. Stone fueled the squad with 17 points off the bench after going 7-for-14 from the floor, 2 of 6 from behind the arc and 1 of 3 from the free throw line. The sophomore reached double figures for the fifth time this season. Mykal Johnson tallied 11 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals for the Owls while James Hagins hauled in 12 rebounds in the winning effort.

next time on the hardwood… The Owls travel to Western Pennsylvania for games against Butler County (Friday) and Westmoreland County (Saturday) in NJCAA Region XX action. The Largo team returns home to start four-game homestand against Cecil on Nov. 29. The game against the Seahawks will start a stretch of five of the next six games at Novak Field House.

now that's a career day… Freshman Shiloh Beale notched a career-high 12 points against Patrick Henry on Nov. 4. Sophomore James Hagins hauled in a career-high 12 rebounds against Pennsylvania Highlands on Nov. 8.

in the nation… Sophomore James Hagins ranks third in NJCAA Division III with 17 blocks this season.

the point is double figures… Sophomore Mykal Johnson has posted double figures in 31 of his 35 career games including all five games this season. Sophomore Gus Stone has posted 21 10+ games in his career including four this season. Sophomore Kennith Ford has 17 career double-figure point games including three this season while sophomore James Hagins has five 10-point games in his career including three this season. Freshman Shiloh Beale has one double-figure point performance this season.

20-20 vision… Sophomore Mykal Johnson has scored 20 points in a game 13 times and 30 points twice in his career. Sophomore Gus Stone has 11 20-point performances and has scored 20 points in all four games this season.

on the boards… Sophomore James Hagins has grabbed double figures in rebounds three times in his career including twice this season. Hagins is the only player on the team with a double-digit rebound game.

double trouble… Sophomore James Hagins has posted two double-doubles in his career and in his last four games. The sophomore registered a double-double against Westmoreland last season and tallied 14 points and 10 boards against Thaddeus Stevens on Nov. 2.

the word on the trojans… Allegany College of Maryland comes into the contest 4-0 after defeating Butler County 136-84 on Saturday. All five of the Trojans starters are averaging double figures in points.

nice to see you again… Sophomore Gus Stone has returned to the Owls for the 2017-18 season after playing in 2016-17. Stone ranked second on the team in his freshman campaign with 14.8 points per game and posted 20 double-figure performances including 11 games with 20 points or more.

welcome to the perch… Along with welcoming back Gus Stone, head coach Brian Johnson has added sophomores Paul GolderTavon Ngangum and Brian Ferguson, and freshmen Shiloh BealeDarren RiversBryon Scriber and AJ Perdomo to the team in 2017-18.

that's gold, jerry, gold… Prince George's is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of Prince George's Athletics in 2017-18. Prince George's unveiled gold uniforms for men's soccer against Cecil on Sept. 15 as part of the 50th Anniversary of Prince George's Athletics, A Celebration of the Past, Present, And Future. The men's and women's basketball teams will unveil their gold jerseys for the doubleheader against CCBC Catonsville on Dec. 6 and then will be wearing them for select games the rest of the season.

alumni appreciation night… The athletics department will be holding Alumni Appreciation Night that will also include Prince George's faculty and staff on Dec. 6 against CCBC Catonsville at 5/7 p.m. Alumni, faculty or staff that wish to participate in the event must pre-register at www.pgccowls.com/alumninight in order to receive up to four free tickets, a free gift and discounted meals. Deadline is Dec. 1. Prince George's will also be holding a Kid's Night Out on Jan. 17.

hall of fame… Prince George's will be holding its inaugural Hall of Fame as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration. Nominations are currently being accepted until Dec. 15 by going to www.pgccowls.com/halloffame.

hosting maryland juco tournament… Prince George's will be hosting the Maryland JUCO Tournament for both men's and women's basketball on Feb. 23-25. 

men's basketball tradition…
 The men's basketball team has won the Maryland JUCO Tournament four times (1971-72, 1979-80, 1980-81, 2016-17) and the NJCAA Region XX crown seven times (1990-91, 1992-93, 2007-08, 2011-12, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16).

about the coach… Head coach Brian Johnson begins his second season as the men's basketball head coach. He led the Owls to a 21-9 record last season, to the Maryland JUCO Tournament title and to the NJCAA Region XX Division III title game. The 21 wins marked the first 20 win season since 2013-14. Johnson was inducted into his high school (Mount St. Joseph) hall of fame in the fall of 2017.