Eastern's Jerry Hurt set to play in NJCAA Coaches Association All-Star Game


WILBURTON (April 20, 2017) – Eastern Oklahoma State College sophomore Jerry Hurt has been invited to play in the 2017 NJCAA Coaches Association All-Star Game on April 29 in Las Vegas.

Hurt becomes the first Mountaineer basketball player in recent memory selected to play in the All-Star game. The shooting guard from Memphis, Tenn., was the second-leading scorer in the country this season with 25.5 points per game, all while adding 3.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. He led Eastern in points per game, as well as three-point percentage at 43.7.

Hurt's personal accolades include NJCAA Region II All-Conference first-team and Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference all-conference honors. The Mountaineers finished the season with a 17-13 record. Hurt and the Mountaineers’ high-powered offense averaged 95.5 points per game, good for 11th in the country.

The 2017 NJCAA Men's Basketball All-Star Game is being held at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 29 at 4:30 p.m. It is being played in conjunction with the Nike Basketball Coaches Clinic and will only feature 24 student-athletes, 12 from Division I and 12 from Division II/DIII.

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