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September 20, 2014

Former JHS star Buchanon chosen All-American

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Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 2:56 pm | Updated: 2:57 pm, Tue May 13, 2014.

Gadsden State sophomore basketball point guard Lacey Buchanon recently was named a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-American. She was the only player from Alabama selected for the honor.  A 2012 Jacksonville High graduate, Buchanon finished the season first in the Alabama Community College Conference and in the top 10 in the nation for assists averaging five per game. She had a total of 166 assists while scoring 600 points for the Cardinals for an 18.2 average.

“Postseason awards such as this one are a great compliment to any student-athlete,” said GSCC women’s head basketball coach John Butts. “For us to have the only player named from the state makes it very special for our program. Lacey has accomplished some wonderful things for us the last two years, and we are extremely proud of her. We know she’ll do great at the next level and wish her much success in the future.”

In March, Buchanon was named ACCC Region XXII and North Division 2014 Player of the Year while also being named to the All-Region and All-North Division first teams after leading Gadsden State to the ACCC championship game.  Last summer, Buchanon was chosen as one of 50 players from across the country to participate in the NJCAA All-Star Weekend in Florida.  Buchanon plans to continue her athletic career as a student-athlete at Troy University this fall.

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