20 March 2014, 22:52
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Roundup: Armenians in college basketball

Plavchyan earns first-team honors

Gor Plavchyan, a sophomore basketball player from Glendale Community College, as well as a member of the Armenia National Basketball Team, was named first team all conference for the second season in a row.

The honor was announced by the Western State Conference Southern Division

The The 6’7” Plavchyan, a native of Etchmiadzin, led Glendale College with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks per game last season.

Plavchyan, a forward/center hybrid, currently resides in North Hollywood, Calif. and attended Grant High School. As a senior at Grant, Plavchyan averaged 18 points, 12 rebounds and 2 blocked shots per game.

Plavchyan is also an alumnus of the FIBA Europe international competition as a member of Armenia’s boy’s national team of players sixteen years old and younger.

Spendjian wraps up collegiate career

In other college basketball news, Garen Spendjian of SUNY-Cortland and a member of the Armenia National Basketball Team, finished his collegiate playing career.

Spendjian, the team's second leading overall rebounder, was recognized before the game during senior ceremonies.

In 2013 Spendjian contributed to SUNY-Cortland’s No. 17 national ranking in NCAA Div. III.

Bogosian Carroll ready for NCAA tournament

Austin Bogosian Carroll, a 6’3” shooting guard from American University in Washington, D.C., will participate in the 2014 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament.

American University defeated Boston University on March 12, 2014 in the Patriot League finals to earn an automatic NCAA bid. American University will face the University of Wisconsin on Thursday, March 20 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in their opening round game.

An enthusiastic group of Armenian fans will be present to cheer on Carroll from the Armenian communities of South Milwaukee, Greenfield and Racine, Wisconsin. Carroll is a Boston, Massachusetts native in his junior year of eligibility.

 

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