Akbar signs with Kent State, Ward headed to North Texas

12.12.2013 | By Jeannie Peng-Armao

Gary Akbar signs his National Letter of Intent

Gary Akbar (seated, left) prepares to sign his National Letter of Intent to play basketball and continue his education at Kent State University. With him are Assistant Coach Jeff Mailhot (left), Head Coach Scott Gernander (seated, right), and Assistant Coach Albert Talley. Photo credit: Jeannie Peng-Armao, San Jacinto College marketing, PR, and government affairs department.

Carrington Ward signs his National Letter of Intent

Carrington Ward (seated, left) prepares to sign his National Letter of Intent to play basketball and continue his education at the University of North Texas. With him are Assistant Coach Jeff Mailhot (left), Head Coach Scott Gernander (seated, right), and Assistant Coach Albert Talley. Photo credit: Jeannie Peng-Armao, San Jacinto College marketing, PR, and government affairs department.

Akbar signs with Kent State, Ward headed to North Texas

Duo headed to NCAA DI institutions

Amanda L. Booren -- December 13, 2013

PASADENA, Texas – San Jacinto College sophomores Gary Akbar and Carrington Ward have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their basketball and education careers at National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I institutions.

Akbar, a 6-5 guard from Dayton, Ohio (Dunbar HS / Midland College), will play next year in his home state at Kent State University of the Mid-American Conference. Akbar, who has fully recovered from an early ankle injury, has played in six of San Jacinto College’s 12 games this season, averaging 7.0 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. He’s averaging 15 points in the last two games.

The 6-2 Ward, a guard from Philadelphia (Electrical & Technology Charter HS / Palm Beach State College), will continue his basketball and education at the University of North Texas in Conference USA. Ward is second on the team in scoring and assists with a 17.4 points per game average and 46 total assists. He has also hauled in 3.4 rebounds per game.

San Jac (9-3, 2-1) will resume play after the Winter break, with a home game on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 against Lone Star College – Tomball. All San Jacinto College men’s basketball home games are played in Anders Gymnasium on the Central Campus, located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena.

 

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