Jul 10, 2018
POPLARVILLE — The upcoming 2018-19 MACJC basketball season is still months away but two Pearl River Community College standouts will have a busy July.
Sophomore guards Eric Thornton Jr. and Cedric Brim Jr. were recently selected to compete in two of the country's most prestigious junior college showcases.
Brim, who played high school ball at Shannon, was selected to participate in the JUCO Advocate 32 showcase at Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Florida, which runs Wednesday through Friday.
Thornton will be in action the following weekend as he travels to Wichita, Kansas, for the Mullens Junior College Top 100 Camp.
"I'm excited for Eric and Cedric to be selected to two of the premier JUCO showcases in the country," PRCC coach Chris Oney said. "Their experiences playing against other top players in the country will greatly benefit them as individuals and us as a team."
The talented duo helped lead the Wildcats to a MACJC state championship a year ago.
Thornton is an all-around dynamic guard from Murrah High School who was an All-Region 23 selection and earned NJCAA All-American notoriety as an honorable mention after averaging 19.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.3 steals last season.
Brim is a "microwave scorer" for PRCC who can heat up and get 10 points real quick. He proved to be a complete athlete for Oney in the 2017-18 campaign, averaging 14.5 points per game, 1.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.2 steals.
"You'll drive by the gym at 3 a.m. and see them working on their game," Oney said. With all the hard work that they have put into becoming elite players, I'm excited to see them earn opportunities like this one."