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High Profile Games Await BCC Men This Weekend
December 7, 2012 - Opportunity is knocking for the Brevard Community College men's basketball team.
Sitting at 9-2, riding a seven-game winning streak and nationally ranked in three-point shooting and team scoring, the Titans have the chance to make a statement in the Florida JUCO Shootout in Ocala on Saturday and Sunday.
Playing two games in which head coach Jeremy Shulman said they will not be the favorites the Titans will have the opportunity to measure themselves against two of the better teams in the state in Gulf Coast State College, which is 10-1, and Tallahassee Community College, which is 8-2.
BCC plays Gulf Coast at 6 p.m. Saturday and Tallahassee at 2 p.m. Sunday. Both games will be played at the College of Central Florida.
"This is a great opportunity for us this weekend at the Florida JUCO Shootout, against two of the best teams not only in the state, but in the entire country," Shulman said.
"I am really pleased with our progress so far this year, and I couldn't ask for a better group of kids. They are really buying into the system in all areas. This weekend will be a great measuring stick for us to see how far we've come, and an exciting opportunity for our guys to play on such a big stage."
Gulf Coast is ranked No. 3 in the Florida College System Activities Association poll and Tallahassee is sixth. BCC is ranked 10th.
The Titans are ranked third nationally in three-point shooting, converting 113 of 287 and 16th in scoring even though they are averaging 90.5 points per game.
Bismarck (N.D.) State College leads the nation in scoring averaging 109 points per game. Bismarck has broken the 100-point barrier three times scoring 112, 129 and 133 points.
BCC has broken the 100-point barrier four times in scoring 107, 112, 112 and 121 points.
Gulf Coast is 23rd nationally in three-point shooting (82-for-238) and Tallahassee is tied for 56th (69-for-189). Gulf Coast is ranked 44th in scoring at 83.9 points per game and Tallahassee 74th at 80.3 per game.
Sophomore tri-captain and guard Nyles Evans leads BCC in three-point shooting (35-for-89). Classmate and fellow tri-captain Addison Spruill leads in scoring averaging 19.1 points per game.
Sophomore and tri-captain Gary Gaskins leads in rebounding with 74. Spruill has 72 rebounds and freshman Mike Kirkland has 69.
BCC wraps up the 2012 portion of its schedule with home games at the Melbourne Campus gym at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 against Hillsborough Community College and 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 against TAAG Academy of Tampa. Admission is free.