Pima’s media relations department contributed to this report.
The Pima Community College men’s basketball produced its third NJCAA All-American in as many years.
Sophomore guard Abram Carrasco, a former Cholla High School standout, was named first team NJCAA All-American.
Carrasco is the fourth Aztecs men’s basketball player to receive the All-American now under coach Brian Peabody. Keven Biggs (Cienega) was named to the second team last season and Deion James (Empire) earned the first team honor in 2017. Murphy Gershman (Tucson High) was selected to the second team in 2015.
Carrasco led the Aztecs with a 19.8 scoring average as he broke the Pima school record in points for a two-year career. He passed fellow NJCAA All-American Greg Cook (1980) to become the all-time leader with 1,310 points.
He also averaged 4.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game this season. He played and started in all 36 games for the Aztecs. Carrasco helped lead the Aztecs to a seventh place finish at the NJCAA Division II Tournament and the program’s third straight NJCAA Region I, Division II title.
· He finished second in the ACCAC Player of the Year voting and was named first team All-ACCAC and first team All-Region I, Division II.
The Aztecs closed out the season with a 29-7 overall record. In Carrasco’s Pima career, the Aztecs were 60-12 overall.