PALATINE, Ill. – Harper College men's basketball player Marcus Gatlin (Chicago, Ill./Curie) added one more accomplishment to his already impressive sophomore season as a Hawk. The point guard was recently voted North Central Community College Conference (N4C) Second Team All-Conference.
|Gatlin was recently named Second Team All-Conference. (Jim Cummins)|
"I am incredibly proud of this honor that has been awarded to him. To be voted All-Conference by the coaches of the N4C is a tremendous accomplishment," said Harper head coach Justin Welke.
The 5-foot-9 point started all 31 games for the Hawks and averaged 18.0 PPG (second on team), 6.3 RPG (first on team), and 5.5 APG while averaging 36.9 minutes a game (fourth in nation). Gatlin shot 73.1 percent (179-of-245) from the free throw line and was second in the nation with the 179 makes from the foul line.
In 14 conference games, he averaged 20.0 PPG, 6.0 RPG, and 5.1 APG while playing 38.6 MPG. He scored a career-high 33 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, and dished out eight assists in a Feb. 10 game at College of DuPage and scored 17 or more points in 10 of 14 league games.
"Our conference is arguably the strongest in the entire nation, so for Marcus to be considered one of the top players in the conference is a true testament to the caliber of player that he is," Welke said. "Add this award to his accomplishments in the classroom and the character that he has displayed, and you have one heck of a great young man destined for greatness."