The Panhandle Conference is a very rugged conference every year. One school from the Panhandle is looking to stay afloat at 10-11 on the season and finish strong this season. Read more about this team from the Sunshine State in this article right here on your source for junior college basketball recruiting.
Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, F.L. had to fill a lot of rosters spots from last season's team.
Earlier this season the Commodores suffered a big blow when Javon Dawson got hurt and decided to redshirt. Dawson will take his skills to Colorado State University next season and will have three years to play for the Rams.
Travis Smith transferred in from Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C.
The guard played his high school basketball at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston with now current Texas A&M Aggie Khris Middleton.
Smith is currently averaging 18.8 points and 3.5 assists per game this season while shooting 45.6 percent (125-274) from the floor. Smith is connecting on 44 percent (36-81) from 3-point range for the Commodores.
Tulane, Eastern Kentucky and Morehead State are showing interest in Smith according to Commodores assistant coach Odell Witherspoon.
Nikko Acosta played at Florida A&M University last season after playing for the Heat Academy out of Martinsville, V.A.
The power forward from New London, C.T. is currently averaging 8.3 points and 5 rebounds per game this season while shooting 62 percent (59-95) from the floor.
Six-foot-five-inch journeyman and San Diego native Jordan Payton is having a solid season for the Commodores. Payton is averaging 13.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Payton was at Norfolk State University in the past and also attended Heat Academy.
Terrence Townes is having a great freshman season. The guard from Danville, V.A. prepped at Mount Zion Christian Academy in Durham, N.C. Townes is averaging on 12.6 points and 5 rebounds per game an outing for Gulf Coast Community College.
Stay tuned to JucoJunction to see how the Panhandle Conference figures out the next 5 weeks right here on your source for junior college basketball recruiting.