LEVELLAND — Three members of the South Plains College men's basketball team secured individual honors Monday including Gaige Prim who was named the Most Valuable Player for the Western Junior College Athletic Conference and the Region V Player of the Year.
A 6-foot-9 forward from Aurora, Colorado, Prim has recorded 21 double-doubles this season and leads the team in scoring with 20.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. A Missouri State signee, Prim ranks third in the country with 358 total rebounds, and fourth in the NJCAA with 138 offensive boards. Also selected as the WJCAC Newcomer of the Year, Prim has scored at least 25 points eight times this season, including a career-high 31 points in the Texans' 79-76 win at Seward County.
Sophomore Trey Wade joins Prim on the All-Region and All-Conference teams as the 6-foot-7 forward from Marietta, Georgia is second on the team in scoring with 13.6 points per game, shooting a 51.7 percent clip on the year. Averaging 7.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game, Wade has tallied seven double-doubles so far this season and scored a career-high 31 points in the Texans' 87-79 quarterfinal win over Temple College on March 7.
Joining Prim and Wade as an all-conference selection is sophomore sharpshooter Jonah Antonio was has been one of the top perianal outside shooters in the NJCAA this season. A 6-foot-5 guard from Australia, Antonio has knocked down 93 3-pointers for the Texans, which ranks 25th nationally. A consistent weapon from the perimeter, Antonio has scored in double figures 15 times this season, most notably a 24 point, seven rebound performance in the Texans' 89-85 win over then-No. 7 Salt Lake.