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Evans, Gaskins, Spruill Honored as BCC Student-Athletes of the Week


Nyles Evans
Nyles Evans

March 11, 2013 - Men's basketball players Nyles Evans, Gary Gaskins and Addison Spruill share the honors as Brevard Community College Student-Athletes of the Week for the week ending March 10.

The sophomores played for the final time for BCC last Saturday night in the championship game of the Florida College System Activities Association/NJCAA Division I Region 8 tournament at Chipola College in Marianna.

BCC lost to the College of Central Florida, 63-58 closing a season in which it went 26-7, won its first FCSAA Southern Conference title since 2000 and reached the tournament finale for the first time since 2000.

Gary Gaskins
Gary Gaskins

And the trio ended their careers with impressive efforts.

Gaskins scored 20 points in a 69-48 tournament quarterfinal victory against Santa Fe on 10-for-11 shooting; Evans scored 27 points in an 82-72 semifinal victory against Chipola despite playing on an injured ankle and Spruill 17 scored points against Central Florida.

Also, Evans and Spruill were named to the all-tournament team.

Addison Spruill
Addison Spruill

"Just as they did during their entire careers at BCC, especially in their sophomore season, Gary, Nyles and Addison provided leadership and led by example," BCC head coach Jeremy Shulman said.

"We played three tough, physical, draining games in the tournament and Gary, Nyles and Addison each stood up and accepted the challenge when we needed it the most.

"It is fitting and proper that they are honored for their final games."