LEVELLAND—It all starts at the top.
After amassing a 29-1 record including a 16-0 mark in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference which saw the South Plains College Texans claim the WJCAC title, four members of the 2016-2017 squad were named to the WJCAC All-Conference team, along with head coach Steve Green, who was named the WJCAC Coach of the Year.
This marks the seventh time that Green has been named the top coach in the conference while at South Plains, who will travel to Hutchinson, Kansas on March 20-25 for the 2017 NJCAA Men's Basketball National Tournament.
The Texans showcased one of the top offenses in the NJCAA this season, led by sophomore 3-point specialist Jordan Brangers. A 6-foot-2 guard from Radcliff, Kentucky, Brangers led the nation in 3-pointers with 136. For his offensive heroics, Brangers was named the 2017 Region V Player of the Year, the 2017 WJCAC Player of the Year, the WJCAC Freshman of the Year and was a first team All-Conference selection.
Brangers was joined by sophomore Josh Webster, a 6-foot-3 point guard who guided the Texans offense to a 97.6 points per game average. Webster's 225 total assists ranks third in the country and helped the St. Louis, Missouri native earn first team All-Conference honors, while also being named the 2017 WJCAC Newcomer of the Year as well as the conference Defensive Player of the Year.
Sophomore Roberto Gallinat and freshman Jahlil Tripp also played their way onto the conference awards list as each were named first team All-Conference selections. Gallinat, a 6-foot-3 guard from Atlanta was second on the team with a 12.3 points per game average, while Tripp averaged 11.8 points per game and was first on the team with his 6.5 rebounds per game average.
The complete All-Conference team can be seen at the following link: