After winning the South Coast Conference South Division title, the Cerritos College men's basketball team swept the post-season awards. Sophomore guard/forward Demetrius Thomas (Bassick, CT HS/Porterville College) was named the divison's Player of the Year, while Russ May was voted the division's Coach of the Year, which marks the second time in the last three seasons May has been honored with the award. Additionally, three players were selected to the All-Conference Team, while another garnered Honorable Mention recognition.
Thomas leads the team with a 16.8 scoring average, which increased to 19.2 points a game in divisional play. He also paces the team with 8.4 rebounds a game, while converting 58% of his field goals and 74% of his free throws. Also a threat from long rage, he's fourth on the team with 27 three-pointers made and also leads the team in steals (52) and blocked shots (34). Thomas scored over 20 points in six of the 10 divisional games, including 26 points against El Camino College and 24 points in two other contests.
Joining him on the all-conference team were sophomores Keshaun Mack (Long Beach Jordan HS/Antelope Valley College), Jonathan Guzman (Paramount HS) and Jason Carter (View Park HS/Santa Monica College), while sophomore Riley Hamilton (Rancho Verde HS) was an honorable mention selection. Mack is second on the team with a 12.6 scoring average, while he increased it a bit to 12.9 in divisional play, while also averaging 4.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists a game. One of multiple three-point threats, Mack is third on the team with 37 three-pointers and is accurate on 40% of those attempts. He scored a season-high 26 points on 12-of-15 shooting against El Camino College and missed one game due to an injury. Guzman had the largest scoring increase once divisional play started, averaging 11.3 points in the nine games he played, while his season average is just under nine points a game (8.9). Currently ranking fourth in the state, Guzman has converted 64.4% of his shots, he matched that success in divisional play, while he averaged 6.9 rebounds a game. Guzman scored a career-high 20 points in the regular season finale against Long Beach City, while he pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds in the first meeting against the Vikings.
As for Carter, he averaged 8.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists and shot 74% from the free throw line in divisional play. He scored in double figures in five of the games, which included a double-double in the opener against El Camino. Hamilton had a breakout game against Compton College with 22 points and also accounted for 17 points against Los Angeles Harbor. He averaged 9.4 points and 3.3 rebounds in divisional play, while converting 77% of his free throws, while he's good on 84% from the charity stripe for the entire season.
August 1, 2018 M. Basketball: Asst. Coach Tito Ortiz to coach All-Star Game
May 16, 2018 M. Basketball: Former Falcon earns Doctorate degree
March 10, 2018 M. Basketball: Lead gets away in 89-83 loss
March 9, 2018 M. Basketball: Cerritos advances to state semis with win
March 3, 2018 M. Basketball: Win sends Falcons to Final Eight
February 23, 2018 M. Basketball: Last-second shot sends Falcons to 3rd Round
February 19, 2018 M. Basketball: Team sweeps division awards
February 19, 2018 M. Basketball: Falcons seeded #5 for playoffs
February 16, 2018 M. Basketball: Loss to Long Beach ends regular season
February 14, 2018 M. Basketball: Three-points light up scoreboard in 108-74 win
February 7, 2018 M. Basketball: Hot shooting leads Falcons to eighth straight win
February 2, 2018 M. Basketball: Century mark eclipsed in win over El Camino
January 31, 2018 M. Basketball: Falcons pull out emotional win
January 24, 2018 M. Basketball: Win streak extended to four games
January 19, 2018 M. Basketball: Cerritos wins second straight divisional game
January 17, 2018 M. Basketball: High-scoring game results in 117-100 win
January 4, 2018 M. Basketball: Lead in tourney finals slips away
December 22, 2017 M. Basketball: Home opener results in 32-point win
December 17, 2017 M. Basketball: Falcons win consolation title at tournament
December 12, 2017 M. Basketball: Former Falcon Jay Merriweather receives award
December 9, 2017 M. Basketball: Cerritos posts big win over Allan Hancock
December 3, 2017 M. Basketball: Team posts three wins at Mountie Classic
November 22, 2017 M. Basketball: Second half scoring drought results in loss
November 18, 2017 M. Basketball: Falcons suffer first loss of the season
November 4, 2017 M. Basketball: Cerritos open season with tournament title