NEWARK, Del. - - For only the second time in program history, the Wilmington University men's basketball team had a student-athlete voted All-Region, as redshirt junior Jermaine Head was named to the Division II Conference Commissioner's Association All-East Region Second Team on Friday.
Jermaine Head (Edgewood, Md./Joppatowne) joins former Wildcat Tyaire Ponzo-Meek as the only WilmU player to earn All-Region in the program's NCAA era. Ponzo-Meek was named First Team All-Region by the D2CCA and NABC during his senior season in 2016-17.
The redshirt junior led the CACC in scoring 23 points per game, ranking him tie for second overall in the East Region prior to the start of the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament. But scoring wasn't the only thing the guard did this season, as he also led the CACC with 74 steals, third in the league with 151 assists, and ranked eighth overall in averaging 7.4 rebounds per game. He upped that rebounding average to 8.3 against CACC competition, ranking his fourth overall in CACC play.
Head scored in double figures in all but three games this year, and had 20 or more points in 23 contests throughout the year. He scored a season high 34 points in the CACC Tournament Quarterfinals, marking it the fourth time with 30 or more points on the year. His 151 assists this year broke his own single season record of 136 assists he set last year. His 74 steals this year also set a new program mark for a single season.
He scored his 1,000th career point on February 7 and finished the season ranked fifth in program history with 1,180 career points. He is also third all-time with 287 career assists, third all-time with 135 career steals, and sixth all-time with 361 career rebounds.
Daemen's Andrew Sischo was voted the region's Player of the Year. The members of the First Team will now be nominated for a chance to be voted All-American.
2018-19 D2CCA NCAA Division II Men's Basketball All-East Region Team
Name Pos. Class School
Kavione Green F Sr. Bloomfield
Tim Guers^ G Sr. Saint Anselm
Juvaris Hayes* G Jr. Merrimack
Ryan Richmond** G Sr. Bentley
Andrew Sischo C R-So. Daemen
Name Pos. Class School
Daquaise Andrews G Sr. Southern New Hampshire
Jermaine Head G R-Jr. Wilmington (Del.)
Curtis Jenkins G Sr. Molloy
Isaiah McLeod G Sr. Southern Connecticut State
Corey Taite* G Sr. Goldey-Beacom
East Region Player of the Year: Andrew Sischo, Daemen
^ 2016-17 & 2017-18 D2CCA East Region First Team selection.
* 2017-18 D2CCA East Region First Team Selection
** 2017-18 D2CCA East Region Second Team Selection