Five GSU Basketball Players Earn All-CCAC Honors
The women’s team had three selections, the most in team history. The players chosen were senior guard Sharnita Breeze (first team), graduate forward Amber Brooks (second team) and sophomore guard Tabetha Jones (honorable mention). The men’s team was represented by senior forward DeAndrey Robinson II (second team) and senior guard Lamar Crenshaw (honorable mention).
A closer look at the accomplishments of these individuals:
Breeze led the Jaguars in scoring, averaging 13.4 points over 21 games. In 10 conference games, she finished sixth in scoring (14.7 ppg), seventh in free throw percentage (.763), ninth in three-point percentage (.348) and 10th in field goal percentage (.389). She scored a season-high 21 points at Trinity Christian on January 13 and led the team in scoring on seven occasions. The Justice, Illinois native averaged 34.7 minutes of court time as team captain and played all 40 minutes in four contests.
Brooks became the first GSU athlete to earn all-conference honors three times, having received second-team accolades in 2018-19 and honorable mention in 2017-18. She missed the entire 2019-20 season due to injury but successful returned this season to lead the Jaguars in rebounding (8.8 rpg), made field goals (104), blocked shots (23) and starts (21). In conference play, Brooks finished fifth in rebounds per game (9.4) and eighth in total rebounds (94). A product of Lyons, Illinois, Brooks ranks as the school's all-time leading scorer (1,567 points) and rebounder (1,124).
Jones appeared in 14 games this season, setting a GSU record for free throw percentage (.783). In CCAC games, she stood sixth in free throw percentage (.775), seventh in assists (3.3 apg) and 16th in scoring average (12.3). She scored a career-high 24 points at IU Kokomo on November 24 and made the game-winning shot at Olivet Nazarene. Hailing from Kankakee, Jones finished second in team scoring, averaging 13.1 points per game and was the team's high-scorer in six games.
Robinson earned his second all-conference certificate after being named honorable mention in 2019-20. This season the Peoria native led the Jaguars in scoring (11.7 ppg) and rebounding (8.0 rpg) and posted a team-best .492 field goal percentage in 22 games. In conference play, GSU's co-captain finished eighth in total rebounds, grabbing 81 boards in 11 contests. The owner of four double-double games, Robinson was named Most Valuable Player of the Jaguars Tip-Off Classic in October.
A three-year squad member, Crenshaw broke into the starting lineup this season, starting 18 of 22 games. He nearly doubled his previous scoring average, posting 9.5 points per game as one of four players to surpass 200 points on the season. He reached double-figures in scoring 11 times and scored a career-high 18 points at Judson on December 16. A Chicago native, Crenshaw ranked second in GSU steals (25), ranking ninth in that category (1.4 spg) in conference play.
The women’s team finished 8-13 overall and fourth in the CCAC with a 6-4 record—the team's highest-placing in conference play. GSU's season ended February 23 with a CCAC Tournament First Round loss.
The men’s squad went 11-11 overall and 7-4 in the CCAC, good enough for fifth place. The Jaguars won a pair of games in the CCAC Tournament—defeating Judson and upsetting Saint Xavier—before falling in the semifinals to Olivet Nazarene on February 27.