2019 NABC NJCAA ALL-AMERICA TEAM-DIVISION I
|Demarcus Demonia, Sophomore, Guard, 6-7, Allegany Maryland
Chris Duarte, Sophomore, Guard, 6-6, Northwest Florida State
Tyson Jolly, Sophomore, Guard, 6-4, Trinity Valley
DeMarkus Lampley, Sophomore, Guard, 6-3, Wallace State
Gaige Prim, Sophomore Center, 6-9, South Plains
James Rojas, Sophomore, Forward, 6-7, Hutchinson
Jayden Scrubb, Freshman, Guard, John A. Logan,
Miles Thomas, Sophomore, Forward, 6-6, Walters State
Tomas Woldetensae, Sophomore, Guard, 6-5, Indian Hills
Alonzo Verge, Jr., Sophomore, Guard, 6-3, Moberly Area
Hutchinson CC Sports Information
Hutchinson Community College men's basketball sophomore James Rojas picked up another All-America awards on Monday.
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) named Rojas a first-team NJCAA All-American.
Rojas was Hutchinson's leading scorer and the Jayhawk Conference's third-leading scorer at 18.8 points per game. He also averaged 5.8 rebounds per game. Rojas shot 50.5 percent from the field and hit 33.3 percent on 31 3-pointers and was a 77.0 percent free-throw shooter.
Already, the sophomore from Jamestown, New York and figure University of Buffalo player was named at 2019 NJCAA All-American, the 2019 Jayhawk West Player of the Year as well as first-team all-Jayhawk West and first-team All-Region VI and all-Region VI Tournament.
Rojas is the fourth Blue Dragon to earn NABC All-America honors. He joins Darius Johnson-Odom (2009), Kadeem Allen (2013 and 2014) and Shakur Juiston (2017) in that elite club.
The Blue Dragon forward missed five games in January, but returned and carried the Blue Dragons all the way on a seventh-straight Region VI Tournament championship game. In the 14 games after returning from injury, Rojas averaged 21.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. He shot 51.6 percent overall and 48.6 percent from 3-point range and 81.0 percent over that span of games. Rojas was also second on the Blue Dragons in assists over that span with 39 assists and led the team with 22 teams.
Rojas scored a career-high 30 points in a Region VI Tournament victory over No. 3 Coffeyville on March 4. He had a 28-point game against NOC-Enid on November 6. Rojas finished the season with 15 games of 20 points or more. Rojas finished the season with two double-doubles.
Rojas concluded his career as Hutchinson's 25th all-time leading scorer with 9-5 points. His 292 career free throws are eighth most and his 77.0 percent career mark from the free-throw line ties for the eighth best in program history.