Two Eastern basketball players named NJCAA All-Americans


WILBURTON, OK (April 28, 2014) – Two Eastern Oklahoma State College basketball players have been awarded All-American honors by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

Sophomore De’Amber Brice of Denton, Tex. was named a Second-Team All-American. Brice averaged 16.8 points, 10 rebounds and five steals per game last season. She was named to the All-Region II Tournament Team after averaging 24 points per game during the tournament. In addition, she earned first team All-Region II and All-Conference honors while finishing second in the nation in steals. She has signed to play basketball next year at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Tex.

Sophomore Devaughn Purcell of Orlando, Fla. earned Honorable Mention All-American honors. He averaged 20.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game this season. He was named to the All-Region II and All-Conference first team. Purcell has signed to continue his academic and basketball career at Illinois State University in Norman, Ill.

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