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Fobbs Awarded NJCAA Region III Player of the Year

Brian Fobbs

Prior to the National Junior College Athletic Association Region III Final Four games, Genesee Community College's Brian Fobbs was awarded NJCAA Region Player of the Year.

Fobbs was one of four Cougars recognized as all-region players along with teammates Rahmel Thompson and Brandon Peters. From the Cougars' women's team Rosalyn Sealey was also recognized as all-region.

Fobbs led the region in points-per-game (26.4) and rebounds-per-game (20.2). The latter total is currently the best in the nation at NJCAA Division-II, while Fobbs' point total has him at No. 2 nationally.

In the team's season-ending semifinal playoff game against eventual champion Erie, after trailing by double digits in the second half Fobbs gave his team its first lead that put the Cougars on the brink of playing for the region title in the game's final minute. Among Fobbs' many highlights this season was setting a points record in a single game with 46.

Thompson saved his best ball for playoffs and led the team in both post-season contests against Mercyhurst North East in the quarterfinals and Erie in the semifinals. The sophomore wasn't far behind Fobbs as Thompson ranked as the region's third-best in points-per-game (20.2) and fifth in rebounds-per-game (6.4). The pair both reached the 1,000-point career mark this season with Thompson getting to No. 10 all-time and Fobbs to No. 4 all-time, and both were first-team selections.

The player that helped the aforementioned pair the most in scoring all those points by getting them the ball was Brandon Peters, who topped all region players in assists with 5.6. That total also put him in the nation's top-25 in that category in NJCAA D-II statistics and earned him a third-team nod to all-region.

Sealey was a region top-10 performer in both points and assists. She ranks seventh in points with 15.3 per-game, and third in assists-per-game with 3.8. Those totals helped the Cougar sophomore to the region's second team as the lone selection from the Cougars' women's basketball team.