Jones, Haymer to represent Bobcats in NJCAA All-Star Weekend

Keyara Jones, a 5-foot-6 guard from Jones College was named an NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American, All-Region 23 and first-team All-MACJC this past season. She led the Lady Bobcats by averaging 15.7 points per game.  Photo:  JUCOWeekly
Keyara Jones, a 5-foot-6 guard from Jones College was named an NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American, All-Region 23 and first-team All-MACJC this past season. She led the Lady Bobcats by averaging 15.7 points per game. Photo: JUCOWeekly

ELLISVILLE – The NJCAA Women's Basketball Coaches Association has announced the names of 40 student-athletes who have been selected to play in its annual All-Star Weekend July 21-22 in Atlanta.

Rising sophomores Keyara Jones (Heidelberg) and Destiny Haymer (Holmes County Central) will represent Jones College in this year's event, the lone two players from the MACJC.

"We are excited for Destiny and Keyara to represent our program in this year's NJCAATop 40 event," Jones head coach Missy Bilderback said. "This is a great event that provides top competition and exposure. Key and Dee were staples to our team's success last season. They are two of the best guards in the country and definitely earned this opportunity."

Jones, a 5-foot-6 guard, was named an NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American, All-Region 23 and first-team All-MACJC this past season. She led the Lady Bobcats by averaging 15.7 points per game.

Haymer, a 5-foot-8 guard, was named All-Region 23 and first-team All-MACJC. She averaged 12.1 points and 3.7 assists per game.

They helped Jones to a 28-3 record in 2018-19 and the school's third straight MACJC title, Region 23 championship and NJCAA Division I Tournament appearance.

The games will be held at Clayton State University.

The all-star weekend will feature NJCAA student-athletes who are entering their second year after competing at an NJCAA member school during the 2018-19 season. This year's event features some of the top talent from all three divisions spread across 31 different NJCAA institutions. All applicants were nominated by their respective schools and chosen by a panel of NJCAA coaches representing various regions of the country.