East Lansing native Javon Haines spent most of his sophomore season on the Lansing Community College men’s basketball team helping the Stars garner national attention.
He did it in a big way, for the last time, this past weekend.
After averaging 24.8 points per game this season, which was second highest in the country, and leading LCC to a fifth-place finish in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II tournament in March, Haines scored 24 points and dished out six assists in Saturday’s NJCAA Coaches Association All-Star Game in Las Vegas and earned the Most Valuable Player award for his team.
Haines, who earned Division II first team All-American honors in April, and the Division 2-3 squad fell to the Division 1 all-stars, 104-100, in the annual event.
“Going out there, competing with guys from all over the country was an honor in itself,” Haines said via Twitter. “To be considered as one of the top players in the nation is a blessing as well.
“I did set out to represent Lansing and my family as well. Glad I can give the city more to talk about.”
The high-scoring point guard will finish his collegiate career at NCAA Division II Armstrong State in Savannah, Georgia, where former University of Michigan and NBA hoopster Cazzie Russell is an assistant coach.
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