Devon Andrews had a great 2016-17 season for the Pratt Community College men's basketball team and the accolades keep coming in for the freshmen guard. This off-season, Andrews has been recognized as a first team all-conference player, a Region VI first team all-region player, and freshmen of the year in the KJCCC.
"Devon had a great year for a freshman in a terrific conference in the NJCAA," said PCC men's basketball coach Max Good. "You really have to earn your stripes to gather such lofty honors in the Jayhawk Conference."
Andrews was one of two freshmen to be named to the first team all-conference team and the only freshmen named first team Region VI. He was also named as NJCAA and KJCCC player of the week this past December. Andrews averaged 22 points per game and six rebounds per game with a 50.7 field goal percentage and made 74.5 percent of his shots from the free throw line. In 31 games this season, Andrews made 682 points and had 60 assists. He also brought down 194 rebounds, had 29 steals and 26 blocks. All of these totals earned Andrews the 2016-17 KJCCC freshmen of the year.
"Devon's transformation as a man from August until now is nothing short of a minor miracle," said assistant basketball coach Sean Flynn. "Devon now trusts the rewards of hard work and doing the next right thing a day at a time. If Devon holds onto a blue-collar mentality, then he will see incredible gains on and off the floor. I am so happy for Devon and his mother, Christine. This award means a lot to them. However we are all looking forward to May of 2018 when Devon leaves Pratt with an associate's degree."
Congratulations to Devon Andrews on his outstanding freshmen season.