2016 National Championship Special Awards


The top player in each round robin division is named an All-Star. Students must compete in at least 3 of their team's 5 games to be eligible. The All-Stars are the top players by average points scored per game. Honda awards their institutions an additional $1,000 grant.





Points Per Game

James W. Johnson   Jonathan Wheeler Univ. of Maryland Eastern Shore 54
Robert Abbott   Marcus Jones Clark Atlanta Univ. 56
William Still   Greg Edourd Oakwood Univ. 54
Mary Mahoney   Zuri Gurganious North Carolina Central Univ. 52.5
Marcus Garvey   Carroll Reed Bowie State Univ. 54
Effa Manley   William Dula Morehouse College 58
Bessie Coleman   Deja Body Alabama State Univ. 55
Louis Armstrong   Dominique Berry Florida A&M Univ. 55



Ernest C. Jones Sportsperson

Each year, a very special player is given the HCASC Sportsperson Award. It is one of our most prestigious individual awards made so by the fact that the recipient is selected by you, the players.

Named for one of our early volunteers who mentored students in the program, the Ernest C. Jones Sportsperson Award epitomizes team spirit, camaraderie, good sportsmanship and academic focus.

Rosalyn Jones presented the annual sportsperson award:

‘Friendly’, ‘Welcoming’, ‘Helpful’, and ‘Personable’ are just some of the many things said about this year’s Sportsperson Awardee.  From the very first game, this person had nothing but a positive attitude, working hard to encourage every team to succeed and interacting with everyone in the room.

Every year, we are graced with the presence of outstanding and dynamic young people, many of who will play a key role in shaping the future of this country.  This year’s awardee is a shining example of what is best about this competition and the students who are a part of it.  It is my pleasure to present the 2016 Ernest C. Jones Sportsperson Award to Chicago State University Sophomore, Ms. Courtney Jenkins.

Courtney Jenkins- Chicago State University.

Coach of the Year

This award is presented to a coach who stands out among his or her peers. Coaches are involved in the selection, direction, instruction and training of a team. An HCASC coach can also serve as parent, guardian, mentor and teacher. Many of our HCASC coaches serve for many years impacting the lives of hundreds of players and often without recognition or reward.

This year's award recipient introduction:

"This long-time HCASC volunteer is a proud alumnus of their HBCU and does everything with passion and commitment, whether it’s fulfilling his duties as Vice President of Student Affairs or recruiting, training, and mentoring his HCASC players. He has turned HCASC practice into learning sessions, resulting in higher grades among the players. He has used grants from Honda to create Book Scholarships for players in need, demonstrating his fervent commitment to the program, his institution and the students he works with.

Let us celebrate the 2016 HCASC Coach of the Year, from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Dr. James M. White, Jr."

Dr. James M. White, Jr. - University of Maryland Eastern Shore