Three Barton Community College men’s basketball players have been named to the All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference West Division and NJCAA All-Region VI Division I teams.
Al Key repeated as a first-team selection, joined by fellow sophomore Andell Cumberbatch. Sophomore point guard Turon Parker garnered honors for honorable mention in conference and second team all-region. The trio of players anchored the No. 24-ranked Cougars to a 28-6 record and march through the 2013 Region VI Championship, falling to Hutchinson in the championship game.
Key, who was the Jayhawk West Freshman of the Year and earned third-team All-America status in 2012, averaged a team-leading 17.6 points per game his sophomore season while also grabbing 6.2 rebounds and dishing out 4.4 assists per game.
A Decatur, Ga., native, Key assaulted the Barton record books in his two seasons, leaving the Cougars program atop the chart for career free throws attempted (536) and made (371), the top two spots in single-season free throws attempted (280 in 2012 and 256 in 2013), and owns the third and fourth spots in single-season foul shots made (189 in 2012 and 182 in 2013).
A unique balance of scoring and distributing, Key also finished his career fourth on the career list in scoring (1,214 points) and assists (315). Playing in 67 games, Key recorded one triple-double, 13 double-doubles and had 27 games of scoring 20 or more points, including six reaching the 30-point plateau.
Cumberbatch averaged 14.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per game his sophomore season, in addition to being the Cougars’ most improved player from his freshman year. becoming a dual threat from outside or in.
Posting double-double performances in nine of Barton’s 16 conference games, Cumberbatch just missed three more by a mere point or rebound.
A product of East Orange, N.J., Cumberbatch improved his shooting by eight percent and over 12 percent from beyond the arc. Additionally, Cumberbatch raised his free-throw percentage over 20 percent in becoming one of Barton’s best all-around shooters.
One of the biggest areas Cumberbatch made an impact for the Cougars was rebounding, where he raised his average over five boards per contest.
Switching between point guard and shooting guard responsibilities, Parker averaged 11.8 points, reaching double-figures in 22 games this season while dishing out 3.5 assists per game. The Canton, Ohio, native also averaged 2.6 rebounds and 1.9 steals.
— Mack McClure
Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference
Coach of The Year
Bryan Zollinger, Seward County
Most Valuable Player
Kadeem Allen, Hutchinson
Freshman of the Year
Kadeem Allen, Hutchinson
Kadeem Allen Hutchinson 6-3 Fr.
Algie Key Barton 6-4 So.
Kaheem Ransom Seward 6-0 So.
AJ Spencer Hutchinson 6-3 So.
Andell Cumberbatch Barton 6-4 So.
Alex Davis Hutchinson 6-9 So.
Edson Avila Seward 6-10 So.
Jabari Peters Seward 6-3 So.
Sean Osler Butler 6-6 So.
Aaron Abram Pratt 6-4 So.
Turon Parker, Barton, 6-0, So.; Delvon Rencher, Dodge City, 6-6; Fr.; Vic Adams, Dodge City, 6-3 So.; Kristan Rolle, Colby, 6-5, So; Jeremiah Ingram, Colby, 6-7, Fr.; Jade Cathey, Garden City, 6-5, Fr.; Shomari Triggs, Butler, 5-9, Fr.; Sean Goodwin, Butler, 6-6, Fr.; Edward Dyson, Cloud County, 6-4, So.