2005-2006 Team Captain Demarco Latham who will be attending University of Central Oklahoma on a full basketball scholarship has received his AA Degree from Eastfield College. The Basketball staff would like to thank and praise Demarco Latham for all of his hard work and accomplishments on and off of the basketball court.
(June 21, 2006)
Greg Boxell, is playing for the USA Global Games team this week. He had two points in the 91-58 opening win against Puerto Rico on Monday. Boxell started and grabbed 11 rebounds in the second game versus Canada. Canada upset Team USA 68-66. Team USA will face Africa on Wednesday and Russia on Friday. Saturday will be for Medal Play.
Boxell, a 6-5 forward player from Eastfield College recorded solid numbers his Freshman season. He average 7 points, 8 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.1 assists per game. Boxell prepped at JJ Pearce High in Richardson, Texas were he holds the school record for block shots in a game, season and career. Congratulations Mr. Boxell !!!
Ross, a high school teammate of current ACU Wildcat Norman Alexander at Dallas Kimball High School, is transferring to ACU from Eastfield College. The 6-3, 180-pound wing averaged 18 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.8 assists per game last year on his way to earning first team all-Metro Conference honors.
Ross is the younger brother of former SMU standout Quinton Ross, who has started 42 games for the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA this season.
"Cortnie is a real high-energy guy who will get our team going," Coach Copeland said. "He can knock down an open jumper, and he can put the ball on the floor and get to the basket. He'll be a really good player in the Lone Star Conference for two seasons."
Set to join the Bronchos next year will be Chance Hardaker of Edmond Santa Fe High School, Demarco Latham of Eastfield (Texas) Community College and John Neal of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and Jason Arbet.....
Latham, a 5-10 guard from Mansfield, Texas, was a juco Academic All-American at Eastfield this past season. He averaged 13.8 points, 4.1 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.9 steals a game in 2005-06.
"Demarco is a very smart floor leader who has the ability to defend, pass and score," Evans said. "He's an exciting player who will be able to help us in a lot of ways."
Arbet, a 6-9, 235-pound forward from Naaman Forest High School in Garland, Texas, is red shirting this season at Eastfield College after spending the previous two years at Division I Texas Southern University. He averaged 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds a game there in 2004-05 and will have two years eligibility left at UCO.
Captain Demarco Latham has signed to play his Junior and Senior year at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma. Latham is a team captain and he also carries a 3.6 GPA. Latham will be going to the top 25 University following this season. Latham is averaging 17 points per game, four assist a game, and four steals a game. Also, Redshirt Jason Arbet has signed to finish up his college career on full scholarship at the University of Central Oklahoma as well. Arbet has used his two years of eligibility at the Division I level and has not
been able to compete for the College, but he is excited about the chance to play for a Nationally Recognized University such as UCO.
The Eastfield Basketball team defeated Texas Wesleyan University JV team on Tuesday 114-62. Eastfield was led by Matt Griffin who had 25 points. Demarco Latham and Brian Giddings each had 19 points, Cortnie Ross added 17 points and Greg Boxell chipped in 10 points. All five starters scored in double digits.
The Harvesters travel to Kilgore, Texas, today to face Kilgore College who is Ranked 17 in the National Poll for Division I Junior Colleges. The game begins at 7:30PM. Then Saturday the Harvesters will face Division I Jacksonville College at Kilgore at 5:30pm. On Monday Eastfield will host Lon Morris College who is ranked 26 in the nation in division I junior college basketball. The game will start at 7pm. Come out and support the Harvester basketball team.
Several Eastfield basketball players made a guest appearance at the Central Mesquite Assembly of God 3 on 3 Hoop-It-Up that was hosted by Eastfield College on May 6th.
The players played a three on three game with themselves in front of all the Hoop-It-Up teams and then played four on four with the winner of the tournament.
(2006) Two of Eastfield College's newest basketball players, Greg Morgan and Kirsten Banks, and Head Coach Anthony Fletcher took time out of their busy schedules recently to visit Mackey Elementary School (MISD) fifth graders. The two players talked to Ms. Barnes' students about playing college basketball and read them a few stories, before taking questions and even signing a few autographs. For more information, contact Amy McDonald, Marketing & Advertising Coordinator, at 972-860-7180 or Anthony Fletcher, Head Basketball Coach, at 972-860-7645, written by Amy McDonald.
(2005) The Eastfield Men's Basketball Family collected and donated over 12 full bags of items for the Katrina Hurricane evacuees.