Deshon Portley, point guard for Laramie County Community College’s men’s basketball team
, was recently honored as one of only six players named to the All Region IX First Team.
Region IX covers a four-state area and 22 colleges. Out of more than 200 athletes considered for this honor, Portley was the only true freshman named to the first team and was the top selection for All-Region honors by the Region IX South coaches.
Portley hails from Plano, Texas, and is currently a general studies major at LCCC.
During the season, he helped lead the Golden Eagles to a 21-11 overall record, including a third-place finish in Region IX South play.
His impressive statistics include 18.6 points per game, 5.2 assists per game, and 3.7 rebounds per game.