Eastern New Mexico University senior forward Jamaal Hunnicutt has been named to the second team in All-South Central Region voting for the second year in a row, as selected by members of the National Association of Basketball coaches.
“I’m completely thrilled that he received the (all-region) award,” ENMU men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan said. “He’s certainly deserving. An argument can be made that he should be on the first team, but I’m gklad that he was selected again this season.”
Hunnicutt, from Amarillo, led ENMU in most individual categories during what was a disappointing 9-18 season for the team, including scoring (18.4 ppg), rebounding (8.3 rpg), field goal percentage (54.1) and blocked shots (2.0 bpg). He started every game in the 2004-05 season and scored in double figures in all but one, highlighted by a career-high 30 points against West Texas A&M on Feb. 21.
Hunnicutt picked up his play in conference. He recorded a triple-double (16 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists) in a win over Abilene Christian on Jan. 29.
With the Greyhounds struggling with injuries and personnel losses, he averaged 22.3 points and 9.8 rebounds in South play.
“He did it on a team that was ailing and gave that team a chance to compete,” Scanlan said.
Hunnicutt completed his four years at ENMU 11th all-time in scoring with 1,311 points, just five points out of 10th.
Hounds sign soccer midfielder — Carlos Guillen, a 5-7, 145-pound center midfielder from Odessa (Texas) High School, has signed a national letter of intent to play soccer next season at Eastern New Mexico University.
Guillen was a first-team all-district selection as a junior, also earning MVP honors on offense in the Ector County ISD that year. The Bronchos were competing this weekend in regional quarterfinals in Dallas.
“Carlos is a midfielder who will bring a tremendous work ethic and vision to our team,” ENMU men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo said. “He has the potential to become an integral part of the Greyhounds.”
Guillen also plays for the Dallas Texans, a premier soccer club in Texas.
ENMU went 6-12-2 last fall in its first season of competition, including 3-10-1 in the Southwest Soccer Conference, which put four of its eight teams into NCAA Division II postseason play. The Hounds lost six games in conference play by one goal.