Malcolm Thomas, who played for the SDCC Knights during the 2008-09 season, was selected to the 2012 All-NBA D-League First Team, as voted on the NBA D-League's 16 head coaches. He was also named to the NBA D-League's All-Rookie First Team as well as the All-Defensive First Team.
The No. 11-seeded Knights fell to the No. 6-seeded Saddleback Gauchos, 65-55, in the second round of the CCCAA Southern California Regionals on Friday night.
The 2012 PCAC champion Knights (20-7) will travel to Saddleback to play the Gauchos (19-8) on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in the second round of the CCCAA Men's Basketball Southern California Regionals.
The Knights, who are seeded No. 11, will meet the No. 6-seeded Gauchos for the second time this season...
Not only did the 2011-12 Knights win the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championship, but they also received several individual accolades. Head Coach Mitch Charlens was named Coach of the Year, Stephon Lamar was named Player of the Year and Menas Stephens and Marvin Sykes were named to the All-PCAC 1st Team.
For the third time under head coach Mitch Charlens' tenure, the Knights (19-7, 13-2 PCAC) have won the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championship. The Knights clinched the title after holding off the Imperial Valley Arabs (19-7, 11-4 PCAC), 86-79, on Wednesday night at IVC.
The No. 12 Knights came into Friday's game looking to clinch at least a share of the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference title, but they suffered a setback as they fell to Southwestern, 71-62.
After beating Miramar and Palomar last week, the Knights have moved up to No. 12 in the state rankings and No. 6 in Southern California.
They are currently riding a six-game winning streak and sit atop the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference with an 18-6 overall record and 12-1 record in the PCAC.
The Knights will have a chance to clinch at least a share of the PCAC title with a home win on Friday, Feb. 10 against Southwestern.
Marvin Sykes scored a game-high 28 points and Stephon Lamar added 19 for the Knights, who used a 14-2 run late in the second half to pull away for the 84-72 win over visiting Miramar.
Freshman guard Marvin Sykes led the Knights with 20 points and six rebounds in an 87-68 road win over Grossmont on Friday night.
Sophomore guard Stephon Lamar's layup with one tenth of a second remaining gave the Knights a 76-75 road victory over Mira Costa on Wednesday night.