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2018 Region VIII Tournament Begins

By HoopMIA, 03/07/18, 12:15PM EST


The 2018 Region VIII tournament field is set. The top two teams of each of the four Florida conferences Panhandle, Mid-Florida, Suncoast and Southern fill up the 8 team field. Games begin at 1pm at College of Central Florida on Wednesday March 7th. All eight teams will play in the quarterfinals on Wednesday followed by the semi final play on Friday and concluded with the championship game on Saturday. The winner of the Region XIII tournament will advance to the JUCO national championship in Hutchinson, Kansas. Below is the schedule for Wednesdays quarterfinal play and a preview of each team.

Southern Conference:

1. Indian River State College

Key Players: 

-Cedric Jackson (17.9ppg)

-Deonte Weaver (15.5ppg)

-Kimani Binder (12.2)


2. Palm Beach State 

Key Players:

-Darius Allen (14.2ppg & 5r) Baylor Commit

-Clayton Henry (10ppg & 6r)

-Malik Brevard(6ppg & 6r) Arkansas State Commit


Suncoast Conference

1. Florida Southwestern State

Key Players:

-Tyler Cheese (14ppg & 6.7a)

-Tremell Murphy (16.7ppg & 6r)

-Charles Manning Jr (12.7ppg)

2. St. Petersburg 

Key Players:

-Travon Broadway (14ppg & 6r)

-Isaiah Hammons( 12.2ppg 4a &4r)

-Daniel Melvin (10ppg & 4r)

Mid Florida

1. Eastern Florida 

Key Players:

-Ahmed Ali (18.7ppg & 6a)

-Shaq Carter (8.6ppg & 7.5r) Rutgers Commit

-Nate Jack (11ppg & 41% 3fg)


2. Central Florida

Key Players:

-Von Turner  (13ppg)

-Canberk Kus(12ppg)

-Carlos Dotson (13ppg & 8r)



1. Northwest Florida

Key Players:

-Andres Feliz (19ppg 6a & 5r)

-Derrick Funderburk (11.5ppg & 5r)

-Tray Boyd (15ppg)


2. Chipola

Key Players:

-TJ Howard (14ppg) 

-Shamorkus Kennedy (15ppg/7r)

- Brandon Mahan (13.5ppg & 5r)




1PM   Florida Southwestern State vs. College of Central Florida

3PM   Northwest Florida State vs. Palm Beach State College

6PM   Indian River State College vs. St. Petersburg College

8PM   Eastern Florida State College vs. Chipola College