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Edwin and Portley earn All-Region honors in men's basketball

Monday, March 10, 2014
The two sophomores were key to the success of the Golden Eagles this season

A pair of Laramie County Community College Golden Eagles earned All-Region IX honors in men’s basketball. Sophomore Deon Edwin earned first team All-Region, while returning sophomore All-American Deshon Portley earned a spot on the second team.

Edwin averaged 21.8 points per game which was second best in the region and 10th in the country. He led the Golden Eagles in rebounding pulling down 7.4 rebounds per game and was second in assists with 3 per game. He also scored 675 points, the most in a single season for the Golden Eagles.

Portley averaged 21.3 points per game, putting him third in the region and 15th in the country. He led the Golden Eagles in three-point shots made per game (3.1) and free throw percentage (84 percent). Portley was also strong on the defensive end, leading the Golden Eagles with 2.5 steals per game. Portley is also the all-time leading scorer for the Golden Eagles with 1,221 points during his two seasons.

Here is a breakdown of the All-Region IX team:

First Team
Muhammed Ahmed- Gillette College
Fred Dure- Sheridan College
Deon Edwin- Laramie County Community College
Ethan Montalvo- North Platte Community College
Bronson Moton- Northeastern Junior College
Jay Wright- Casper College

Second Team
Lorenzo Bonam- Gillette College
Tony Dobbinson- McCook Community College
Quiton Everett- Little Big Horn College
Chris Golden- Otero Junior College
Deshon Portley- Laramie County Community College
Renard Suggs- Gillette College

Third Team
Dwight Anderson- Gillette College
Jon Dogbo- Miles Community College
George Edwards- Casper College
Odessa Lear- Northeastern Junior College
Dominic Williams- McCook Community College
Richard McCallop- Trinidad State Junior College

North Sub-Region- Shawn Neary, Gillette College
South Sub-Region - Eddie Trenkle, Northeastern Junior College