Prince George's Men's Basketball Set To Ring In The New Year At Anne Arundel On Friday

Prince George's Men's Basketball Set To Ring In The New Year At Anne Arundel On Friday

Prince George's (11-5, 2-3 MD JUCO) at Anne Arundel (2-9, 1-3 MD JUCO)
Friday, January 5, 2018 | 7 p.m.
David S. Jenkins Gymnasium | Arnold, Md.


opening tip…
 Prince George's opens up the New Year and concludes a three-game road trip at Anne Arundel on Friday night. The Owls defeated the Riverhawks last season in Largo.

last time out…  Gus Stone scored 21 points to power Prince George's Community College 66-64 past St. Mary's JV in men's basketball action on Dec. 28. Stone shot 9-for-14 from the floor and 3 of 7 to finish with 21 points. It was the sophomore's 11th 20-point game this season and fourth in his last five games. Kennith Ford added 15 points for the Owls while Mykal Johnson stuffed the stat sheet with 12 points, six rebounds and five assists. James Hagins registered four points, 12 rebounds and four blocks in the winning effort.

next time on the hardwood… Prince George's returns to Novak Field House to host Baltimore City on Wednesday. The Largo program will only have four of its final 10 games at Novak Field House.  

now that's a career day… Sophomore Gus Stone scored a career-high 33 points against CCBC Catonsville on Dec. 6 while fellow sophomore James Hagins tallied personal bests in points (23) and rebounds (16) against the Cardinals. Freshman Darren Rivers registered a career-best eight points and 13 rebounds against Potomac State on Dec. 2. Sophomore Kennith Ford notched a career-high 26 points against Ceil on Nov. 29. The sophomore also hauled in a career-high 10 rebounds to notch his first career double-double against Butler County on Nov. 17. Freshman Shiloh Beale notched a career-high 13 points against Patrick Henry on Nov. 4. Sophomores Paul Golder (14 points) and Tavon Ngangum (12 points) each had a Prince George's highs against Allegany College of Maryland on Nov. 15.

the point is double figures… Sophomore Mykal Johnson has posted double figures in 41 of his 46 career games including 15 games this season. Sophomore Gus Stone has posted 30 10+ games in his career including 15 of 17 tilts this season. Sophomore Kennith Ford has 27 career double-figure point games including 12 this season while sophomore James Hagins has nine 10-point games in his career including seven this season. Freshman Shiloh Beale has two double-figure point performances this season. Sophomore Tavon Ngangum has two 10+ games in an Owl uniform and fellow sophomore Paul Golder has one.

20-20 vision…
 Sophomore Mykal Johnson has scored 20 points in a game 18 times and 30 points three in his career, including five this season. Sophomore Gus Stone has 17 20-point performances and reached 30 points in a game for the first time in his career against CCBC Catonsville on Dec. 6. Stone has scored at least 20 points in 11 games this season. Sophomore Kennith Ford has two career 20-point games on his resume including one this season while sophomore James Hagins posted 20 points for the first time in his career against the Cardinals on Dec. 6.

on the boards…
 Sophomore James Hagins has grabbed double figures in rebounds nine times in his career including seven times this season. Sophomores Kennith Ford and Mykal Johnson have each hauled in 10 caroms in a game once this season for the first time in their career. Freshman Darren Rivers has two in his short career.

double trouble… Sophomore James Hagins has posted five double-doubles including turning the trick three times this season. The sophomore registered a double-double against Westmoreland last season before tallying 14 points and 10 boards against Thaddeus Stevens on Nov. 2 and had a career night with 23 points and 15 rebounds against CCBC Catonsville on Dec. 6 before posting 11 points and 10 boards against Chesapeake on Dec. 14. Sophomore Kennith Ford recorded 18 points and 10 rebounds against Butler County on Nov. 17 and fellow sophomore Mykal Johnson tallied 18 points and 10 rebounds against Westmoreland County on Nov. 18 to notch the duo's first double-double of their careers.  

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 unveiled their gold jerseys for the doubleheader against CCBC Catonsville on Dec. 6 and will be wearing them for select games the rest of the season.

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. The Owls are 31-14 under Johnson in his two seasons at the helm.