Deep Threats

YUMA, Ariz. – Three players hit at least 40% of their three’s this season for the Arizona Western College men’s basketball team: Alfonso Plummer, Daryl Adams and Dajuan Beard. Plummer was named to the All-Arizona Community College Athletic Conference Second Team and the Region I, Division I First Team. Adams and Beard were both All-ACCAC Third Team and Region I, Division II Second Team selections.

Plummer was one of the top three-point shooters in the conference and led AWC with 15.6 points per game. The freshman from Puerto Rico has hit 46% of his three’s (second best in the ACCAC) and made at least four three’s 14 times. He set a career high with nine three’s in a 92-88 win over South Mountain on January 27 and scored at least 10 points 22 times.

Adams was the team’s second-leading scorer at 13.7 points per game and hit 41% of his three-pointers. Like Plummer, he averages three made three’s per game. Adams’ season high is six made three’s (done four times), and he has scored at least 10 points 18 times this year. Plus, Adams had an assist in 24 straight games this year and has hit a three in nine straight. In a 102-83 win on the road at Scottsdale, Adams scored a career high 34 points.

Beard hit 43% of his triples this season while averaging 12.6 points per game. He scored at least 10 points in 17 games this year, and he set a career high with 32 points while hitting eight three’s in a 115-81 win over Glendale on January 10. Beard also helped set the table for his teammates and has had at least one assist in his last nine games (4.0 assists per game in that stretch).

The Mats are 21-9 overall and 16-6 in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference. They are the top seed in the Region I, Division I playoffs and host Central Arizona on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. No passes will be accepted for the game, and tickets are $5 for adults. The winner will advance to the Region I Finals on Monday against the winner of Cochise and Mesa.

Arizona Western College is one of the top community colleges in Arizona. The college boasts partnerships with all three state universities that include face-to-face classes in Yuma. AWC leads the state in enrollment growth over the past 10 years and handed out more than 2,300 certificates and degrees in 2016-17.

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