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11 BCC Basketball Sophomores Will Be Recognized on Wednesday
February 19, 2013 - Brevard Community College's women's and men's basketball teams will bid farewell to a total of 11 sophomores on Wednesday.
The women will recognize six second-year players before their 5 p.m. game against Palm Beach State while the men will recognize five players before their 7 p.m. game against Broward State College.
Admission to the games is free.
The men can win their first Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference title since 2000 by defeating Broward.
Playing their final game for the women on their home court at the Melbourne Campus gym are Olivia Atwell, co-captain Kasie Berry, Ambra Martin, Briana Reeves, co-captain Shaneece Stephens and Shante' Stevenson.
Playing their final regular-season game for the men in the Melbourne Campus gym - where they are undefeated this season - are co-captain Nyles Evans, co-captain Gary Gaskins, Aldor Kola, Luka Pajkovic and co-captain Addison Spruill.
Details on the women's sophomores:
• Olivia Atwell, 5'5 shooting guard; Vero Beach, FL, Vero Beach High; GPA: 3.2 cumulative/Dean's List freshman season; Major: Sports Management/Business Administration
• Kasie Berry, 6'0 forward; Apopka, FL; West Oaks Academy; GPA: 2.3 cumulative/Dean's List freshman season; second team All-Southern Conference as a freshman; Conference Player of the Week honorable mention four times; Major: Early Childhood Education
• Ambra Martin, 5'4 point guard; Delray Beach, FL, Summit Christian Academy; GPA: 2.5 cumulative; Major: Criminal Justice.
• Briana Reeves, 6' forward; St. Paul, MN, St. Paul Central High; GPA: 2.6 cumulative; Major: Business
• Shaneece Stephens, 5'9 guard; Port St. Lucie, FL, St. Lucie West Centennial High; GPA: 3.1 cumulative; first team All-Southern Conference as a freshman; NJCAA All-Star as a freshman; NJCAA Player of the Week four times as a freshman; Player of the Week honorable mention eight times; Major: Occupational Therapy.
• Shante' Stevenson, 5'9 point guard; Orlando, FL, West Oaks Academy; GPA: 3.5 cumulative/Dean's List freshman and sophomore season; second team All-Southern Conference; Major: Radiology.
Details on the men's sophomores:
• Nyles Evans, 5'11 point guard; North Canton, OH; Hoover High; second leading scorer at 16.4 points per game.
• Gary Gaskins 6'10, center; Orlando, FL, Beaufort High: Fifth in the country in field goal percentage at 69.5; sixth in the country in blocked shots, at 3.2 per game.
• Aldor Kola, 6'5, forward; Largo, FL, Chadron State: BCC's leading free throw shooter at 87 percent. Averaging 6.2 points per game.
• Luka Pajkovic, 6'3, guard; Belgrade, Serbia, Mississippi Valley State; Scored 25 points in the Florida JUCO Shootout victory over Tallahassee Community College.
• Addison Spruill, 6'4, guard/forward; Currie, NC; Pender High; Leading scorer at 16.5 points per game.