GOODMAN --- Despite the Holmes Community College Bulldogs' run in the NJCAA Tournament coming to an end in the quarterfinals, freshman Daryl Macon and sophomore Jarvis Williams received tournament honors following the championship game Saturday night.
Macon from Little Rock was named to the All-Tournament Team while Williams of Jackson received the Most Outstanding Small Player Award named for V.C. "Bud" Obee. Obee was the Tournament Director of the first NJCAA Tournament in Hutchinson and 23 tournaments that followed. The award is presented annually to the player displaying good character, leadership and loyalty to his fellow players and coaches. He is also judged on his defensive ability, indicative of a small player. To be eligible for the award, a player must be no taller than 6'1".
The Bulldogs went 2-1 in the tournament winning their first two games over Eastern Florida State College, 72-68, Monday and Indian Hills Community College, 78-67, Tuesday before falling in the quarterfinals Thursday in overtime to Hill College, 73-72.
Macon led the Bulldogs in the tournament with a 24.6 points per game average. He averaged 33 minutes per game, shot 36 percent from the floor and 91 percent from the free throw line, averaged 7.6 rebounds and four assists per game. Williams shot 48 percent from the floor and averaged 26 minutes per game, 11.6 points per game, three rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.3 steals per game.
Macon was also recently named First Team All-State and was also named the Region XXIII Player of the Year. He has also been nominated to the NJCAA All-American team, but the honor has not be awarded yet. Williams was named to the MACJC All-Star Team.
Head Coach Jason Flanigan was named the Region XXIII Coach of the Year after the Bulldogs clinched the Region XXIII title over Pearl River Community College and also received the District 15 Coach of the Year Award during the NJCAA National Tournament last week in Hutchinson, Kansas.